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  • Bean Climbing - Rice


    (Vigna umbellata) - Certified Organic Seed - Grown at Greenpatch Organic Seeds

    Rice Bean is a dense spreading variety for ground cover or trellis. Good nitrogen fixer, green manure and soil improver. Small green pods eaten steamed. Suited to warm climates due to a long season needed to set pods.

    How to Grow

    Climbing beans as their name indicates need a structure for them to climb on. This can be anything from a wire fence, verandah or teepee made from tomato stakes, bamboo or even sturdy sticks. They like soil rich in organic matter but they are a legume so ensure nitrogen levels are not to high. Sow your seeds below the climbing structure to give the tendrils a easy job of latching on. Ensure you do not over water them during the germination stage as this may cause rotting. Once germinated provide a good mulch later around the plant. During the growing season you may need to assist the plant with latching onto your structure.

    Pests are minimal for Rice Bean.

    Sow spring & summer direct into garden.

    Packet contains approx 40 seeds.

    Frost Tender

    180 days to harvest


    Eat beans whole when young cooked.