Growing asparagus beans
This lovely story comes from our customers, Richard and Jennifer Shawver.
“Thanks for the book on potatoes which I thoroughly enjoyed. I’ve read everything except for the diseases. I also bought your book on tomatoes and enjoyed all the tips for growing.
We spend part of our time here in east Malaysia where my wife has her house. I’m from Seattle where we go to my home. She is an avid gardener while I just grow one or two things each year. In Malaysia gardening is year round while in Seattle there is only one crop per year. This year I want to try growing potatoes using your tyre method.
Attached is a couple pictures of Asparagus Beans or long beans. In Seattle we planted them and the bushes grew to about five feet tall and the beans were about five inches long and 3/16″ in diameter. The same seeds we brought to Malaysia and they grew to about 40″ long and 3/8” or more in diameter. It just shows you that what you can grow in one climate can’t be grown as well in the other climate.
|Asparagus Beans grown in Seattle||Same Asparagus beans grown in Malaysia|
Again, thanks for your book.
Richard and Jennifer”
My thanks to Richard and Jennifer for providing this interesting story and images. It’s amazing what a difference climate can make to the growth habits of plants.
We welcome contributions from all our readers, so if you have a story to tell about your veggie growing experiences, please send an email to info at growingveggies.com.
Cheers, Annette Welsford