April 22, 2009

Vine Time

Ready, set, go!! For those of you that received Hyacinth Bean Vine seeds from us, now would be a great time to put them into the ground. Plant them just as you would any other type of bean, and be sure you leave plenty of room for this to spread and climb. If you recall, we decided to go with the idea of having everyone plant at roughly the same time, and then we'll compare how they grow in other areas around the U.S. You can wait a little longer to start if your weather isn't cooperating, but do it soon so we'll be able to better compare the outcomes. The only one who will certainly have to wait would be little sis in Alaska! She might have quite a feat trying to get into the frozen ground to plant, but she says that there are definite signs of spring even there. However, the growing season in AK is amazing since they have nearly 24-hour daylight in summer months, so she might be quite a contender if she gets them planted. Now, should we have a prize for this contest??? Any suggestions?

Hey, it's not too late if you don't have these seeds. Contact us and I'll do my best to get some to you. There are a few left, so don't dilly dally here. Let the contest begin!

Well, this is all then.


  1. I just got my beans from mom (Barb P) in the mail today! I'm so excited to plant them! I've been reading on-line about waiting until last frost to plant them, so I'll have to wait a week or two here. When we decide where to put them and get them in the ground, I'll post on my garden blog. (if it's okay, I've added you to my blog roll, too!) Thanks so much!! :) - christy

  2. So glad you got them and that you're excited to plant them! I'll look forward to seeing it on your blog, and hope to have pictures from you one of these days to post with other vine pictures here. I'm happy to be on your blog roll and I'd love to reciprocate once I get done tinkering with this blog. My brother is acting as "consultant" right now and we're making changes, which means learning curve for me!!