I knew it! My winged bean plants needed some criticism to get them to start fruiting. Or perhaps they just wanted to be the first veggie babies of September, after being excluded from the list of August veg babies…
The great news is, the winged beans are finally forming!
So let’s just backtrack and see how long the kacang botol vine took to mature:
- Planted in late February
- Started flowering in early June (just over 3 months old)
- Set fruit in September (just about 6 months old)
Is that normal? I know that other people also wait a long time for the four-angled beans to start appearing, too. The good thing is, I’ve heard that these plants fruit prolifically, so perhaps that makes the wait worth it.
I’m so thrilled the beans are finally growing! I was consoling myself with the idea of seeing what the plant tubers will look like if it came to the point where I would cut down the useless vines. Now I can have both!
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Well done! Good things come to those who wait
Thanks, NoviceG. This one really tested the limits of my patience! I mean, beans are supposed to be quick fruiters, aren’t they? My long bean plants in the past started bearing fruits within a month. But then they also died out rather quickly…