Organic farming is a form of agriculture that relies on crop rotation, green manure, compost, biological pest control
and mechanical cultivation to maintain soil productivity and control pests.
Since in urban cities limitation is insufficient land for farming, the concept of terrace farming, vertical and container farmings are upcoming trends in urban farming. Here in this blog I will be sharing every single effort and techniques in building my Organic Roof :)

Location Details:

Country: India

State: Kerala

City: Trivandrum

Climate:Tropical, equable, hot, humid and dry.


Soil: Red soil in the Southern-most part of Kerala

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Long Broad Beans (Vaalari Payar)

Long beans which I have never seen in vegetable markets, since I could collect this among other common vegetables, I thought this might be another common beans of its kind. The same plant and it's snaps was posted in my previous post, but now I feel this is some thing special so thought of having it in separate post.

                                                                                          




Seeds looks like Raajma, but white in color.











Two plants were grown in a single sack. since
I am not sure how the plant look like or any vines that
 needs to be supported with climbers,
 so I planted very next to the bitter gourd. 











Plant started producing buds almost 2 months since planted.







Lavender color flower appeared with expectations.






In this image you can find the Broad bean.










In Malayalam it is known as Vaalari Payar.
'Vaal', means 'Sword' in English. since the shape and the length of this bean is almost like a sword.





Since I heard that this particular bean can grow in good length, so I left the bean to grow the maximum.
Almost took 20 days of time to grow in this shape.





To prepare a curry minimum 2 beans required so i plucked one another which is smaller in size.


We prepared Beans Thoran. Main ingredient for this curry was grated coconut.


Thanks to nature.................


7 comments:

  1. Do you know the English name for this

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    1. Sword bean(two colours available one is white seed another one magenta in color)

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    2. Sword bean(two colours available one is white seed another one magenta in color)

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  2. Hi Biju,
    I am Suzanne from Pune,I love your blog and garden. i have a small terrace garden myself,i have been searching for these bean seeds,could you share some with me if possible??? Thanks a lot.

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    1. Hi Suzanne, pls share your mailing address.

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  3. Hi biju,
    I m interested in growing sword beans but unable to find good seeds. Can u guide me?

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  4. Hi biju,
    I m interested in growing sword beans but unable to find good seeds. Can u guide me?

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