Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Growing Long Bean (Valli Payar) on terrace

A typical and very common south Indian Beans, it usually grow up-to 50 cm. in length. This verity is seen in retail markets in Kerala and Tamilnad.  In Malayalam it is called 'Valli payar'. Seeds usually thick black in color and germinated in compost soil.  Seeds can be germinated in a seedling tray or a smaller container, so that it can be transplanted to bigger container once the seedling grows and transplantation can be done after 5 days of it growing.


Placed the plant close to the vertical supporters with net like structure. so that it can climb along the vertical supporters.
Seed germination and transplantation 


Leaves are longer and light green in color. This image is taken after 20 days from the day of germination.








Pest Control Tips:
http://sevenandhalfsaturn.blogspot.in/2011/04/pest-control.html


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After 4o days plant started producing flowers.
Slightly violet in color and looks almost like an Orchid flower.








I could initially find that the flowers were falling , then noticed that there were  small worms which started eating the pollen of the flower. Also another threat to the buds are the very common red ants.


This image shows the long beans which is yet to grow in length and size.


Long Beans Valli payar



From one single plant, we can harvest minimum 1kg. of beans.

Growing vegetable on terrace

22 comments:

  1. Hi
    Have you ever come across with a black type insect covering all around the flowers and bean ?

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  2. Hi
    Please suggest a natural pesticides for the valli payar. In my garden there is a lot of brown flies.(Looks like grasshopper without legs).

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  3. Hi, u may please use oxuron, an organic fertilizer. And by d way the black insects seen are Aphis (Munja in Malayalam). Oxuron is a very effective organic fertilizer... u ll see the difference soon u start using them.

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  4. Elaka Kuruttayi pokunnu, what is the reason?

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    1. Look if you find black minute insects below the leaves, if so it is attached by black type insect covering all around the flowers and bean ? use organic pesticide. Click on this link to understand how to prepare it.
      http://sevenandhalfsaturn.blogspot.in/2011/04/pest-control.html

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  5. Where I can buy the good seeds in Trivandrum ?

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    1. I buy from Agro Bazaar near Sreekanteshwaram Temple, at times I could see that the quality of seed is not that good. I noticed that the seeds that i buy from exhibitions that happen at times in kanakakunnu and other places.

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  6. Those that planted HV good vegetative growth but not flowering ... Any suggestion

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    1. Please explain what exactly is the problem

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  8. How to control red ants during flowering

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    1. Hi Lincy, Try using neem oil, tobacco+ Garlic paste solution. Otherwise Rice water/ kanjivellam in Malayalam. Try the below post
      http://sevenandhalfsaturn.blogspot.in/2011/04/pest-control.html

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  9. All leaves especially new leaves are becoming yellow ...my plant started flowering...what may be the reason and what should I do for preventing it from falling off....

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  10. All leaves especially new leaves are becoming yellow ...my plant started flowering...what may be the reason and what should I do for preventing it from falling off....

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    1. The reason could be over watering if it is planted in pot or grow bags. Please provide more details.

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  11. Can I use dry coddung powder plus ash as organic fertile for payar?

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  12. Can I use dry cow dung plus wood ash as organic fertile for payar?

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  13. Flower mottayivarumbozhekum athellam vadi unangi kazhinju veezhunnu enthucheyanam....?

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  14. Flower mottayivarumbozhekum athellam vadi unangi kazhinju veezhunnu enthucheyanam....?

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    1. Urumbu poovinde attam kadichaal ithu sambhavikyum

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  15. Payar flower is falling in next two days after expansion.

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    1. Red ants usually make the flowers fall.

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