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| Torkuviahe Bean Cultivation |
Answered by: Ginny Cotterill
Question from: Erin
Posted on: April 02, 2012
/I am eager to start growing the SeedZoo items I received from you, but how do I grow the Torkuviahe Bean?/
Torkuviahe Bean is a member of the Phaseolus vulgaris family. Therefore, this plant can be grown in a manner suitable for beans in general. Sow the seed in a prepared garden bed directly. The quality of the soil does not have to be high, but the area should not be wet for long periods of time, rather well drained and porous. Place the seeds about one inch deep, with 3 to 5 inch spacing. Torkuviahe Bean should be sown where they will receive plenty of sunshine, about 6 hours per day. Water the seeds in and allow about a week for them to germinate. Grow on and harvest the beans when well ripe. Shell the pods to reveal the nutritious bean inside. Some of the beans can be saved to grow for the next year’s crop. Simply store the seed (bean) in a cool, dark and dry place. I hope you enjoy this unique plant and food source.