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Phaselous Coccineus Scarlet Runner Enorma Bean Seeds
Packet of at least 5+ great big beans!
Amazing red flowers, easy to grow vine, pretty much like a much bigger, much more prolific, prettier, red flowered Kidney Bean.
Often called “Seven year bean”, as they remain productive for many many years, meaning you don’t need to replant each season. Just cut them back a bit after they finish producing beans, and they will reshoot again and start all over again a couple months later.
The mulch and trimmings are very high in nitrogen and are great for building humus and improving the soil.
Good for smothering out lantana(and other large bushy weeds) and slowing it’s growth. Just chop off the lantana at ground level, split the stem to let the borers in and really stress it, then poke a couple beans in the ground nearby. The framework of dead lantana makes a great trellis, the beans shade out the lantana and due to their active and fast early growth they suck the water and nutrition from the soil for the first month or two stunting the normal rebound of growth lantana is notorious for.
Then, once the beans have dominated that bush, they start to pump nitrogen and nutrition back into the soil, and drop leaves mulching the area, retaining further moisture which helps to give the surrounding natives herbs, vines and grasses a bit of support. Helps them get a bit of a foot hold as well, which is kinda the reason these ineffective spraying programs were implemented in the beginning. To protect the native plants and animals, yeah?
No toxic residues or collateral damage like you get with conventional spraying programs, the critters still have a home, and you get a feed of beans!
Personally, I reckon it’s a much better way to do things…
Anyway enough of that. Buy a packet or two of these guys, just for their coolness.
Beautiful flowers, tri-lobed leaves, great big tasty beans, perennial, so you don’t need to replant for years.
If you want a bean, this is a good choice I reckon!
Grown by me and the Mrs organically, no chems, no nasties, no problems!!!