**What's in the Package :
10 x Serbajadi Seeds French Bean (BBS015)
10 x Serbajadi Seeds Long Bean (BBS002)
Serbajadi French Bean - Phaseolus vulgaris L. (Leguminosae)
French Beans, otherwise known as legumes, are fast-growing annuals and produces fine crops of low fiber, tender and delicious pods which are long and slender with kidney shaped seeds over a long period. The slightly flattened green beans are coarse and strong-flavoured when mature, but delicious when young.
The very young pods can also be eaten whole including the pod. They need minimal cooking time. Older beans can be podded and boiled or steamed for a few minutes. You can leave beans to mature on the plant and then dry them to make a good addition to hearty soups. Steamed tender French beans make a great addition to warm salads, especillay if served with a creamy cheese. If the tops of the bean plants are in good condition, you can eat these too. A good source of vitamin A, C and E, plus protein and fiber. Never eat beans raw, boil rapidly to retain the flavour and texture.
Type of vegetable: Seed-bearing pods
Edible parts: Seed pods; seeds
DIRECTION OF USE
Best soil: French beans will tolerate most soils and conditions; improved with plenty of organic matter.
How to plant: French beans are easy to grow and produce high yields. Sow seeds in pots indoor or they can be sown in situ.. Erect appropriate supports provided with crossed poles or they can be planted up a well-supported wire-netting fence, before sowing or planting out to avoid damaging young plants.
When to harvest: Beans are at their tastiest when pods are full sized and firm and freshly picked, so harvest frequently; this also encourages greater yields. If you want to pod the beans, wait until you can see the bumps of the beans through the pod.
How to harvest: Cut pods with pruners
Care: There is no need to water before flowering, unless plants are wilting. Begin watering generously when flowering starts to encourage pods to set. Avoid applying too much nitrogen-rich fertiliser. Leave the nutrient-rich roots to break down in the soil after harvest.
SERBAJADI SEEDS LONG BEAN - KACANG PANJANG ( BBS002 )
Serbajadi Long Bean - Kacang Panjang (Leguminosae)
Vigna sesquipedalis (Leguminosae) - Long bean (also known as string bean) is an annual climbing herb and is a very popular legume. The stems climb in an anticlockwise direction bearing trifoliate leaves. Young pods and leaves are eaten as vegetables and are added to numerous traditional dishes. Usually fried or cooked in curries, long beans are also mixed in salads. Long beans are rich in Vitamin A and C and calcium.
Type of vegetable: Seeds bearing pods
Edible parts: Fleshy green immature pods and leaves
DIRECTION OF USE
Best soil: Do best in full sun on fertile, slightly alkaline soil, improved with plenty of organic matter. The plant tolerates acid soils and can be grown in areas with very low rainfall.
How to plant: Long bean should be grown in beds. Erect appropriate supports before sowing or planting out to avoid damaging young plants.
When to harvest: About two weeks after flowering when the immature pods are fleshy, yet brittle, so harvest frequently; this also encourages greater yields. Beans are at their tastiest when pods are full sized and firm and freshly picked.
How to harvest: Cut pods with a pair of scissors.
Care: Water generously when flowering starts, to encourage pods to set. Avoid applying too much nitrogen-rich fertiliser. Leave the nutrient-rich roots to break down in the soil after harvest.