Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Now setting seed

Every morning first thing, we go right out to see how much the hyacinth beans have grown. There's now a curtain of them covering the entire old-fashioned T-bar clothespole to the entire breadth of the T, with offshoots waving in the wind in all directions. Flowers are everywhere and the display is now beginning to set seed, though not one of the beautiful shiny crimson pods yet contains mature seed. We finally looked at the ground the plants spring from. There are only two survivors making all this show. All seeds sowed germinated, but some plants were consumed by grasshoppers and other pests. We'll do this every year from now on, at the clothespole and in as many other places as we can think do try dolichos lablab.


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