• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education skip experiences global resources cider press projects digital market permies.com private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • Anne Miller
  • r ranson
  • paul wheaton
  • Pearl Sutton
  • James Freyr
stewards:
  • Burra Maluca
  • Mike Haasl
  • Joylynn Hardesty
master gardeners:
  • Steve Thorn
  • Greg Martin
gardeners:
  • thomas rubino
  • Jay Angler
  • Tereza Okava

Geoff Lawton's "Community Garden" video now live!

 
Posts: 2679
Location: Phoenix, AZ (9b)
189
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
See the full video HERE. You will need to login with your email address.

Here is the short version:

 
Jennifer Wadsworth
Posts: 2679
Location: Phoenix, AZ (9b)
189
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
To answer Paul's question: Lablab = hyacinth bean vine. BEAUTIFUL vine. And it even grows here in the desert.
 
pollinator
Posts: 116
21
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
The confusion could come from the fact that "The plant is variable due to extensive breeding in cultivation"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lablab

It does look beautiful
 
steward
Posts: 3252
Location: Moved from south central WI to Portland, OR
700
hugelkultur urban chicken food preservation bike bee
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Apparently, you can eat the leaves like spinach, but you need to boil and toss the water several times before you can eat the beans.
 
Jennifer Wadsworth
Posts: 2679
Location: Phoenix, AZ (9b)
189
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

Julia Winter wrote:Apparently, you can eat the leaves like spinach, but you need to boil and toss the water several times before you can eat the beans.



I didn't know you could eat the leaves! I always eat the flowers - they taste like green beans and make an unusual garnish for almost anything. And yes, you do have to cook the beans carefully and even then some people are sensitive.
 
Posts: 127
Location: Boyd, Texas
3
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Better to just run cattle on it several times before it flowers.
 
Posts: 82
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

Jennifer Wadsworth wrote:

Julia Winter wrote:Apparently, you can eat the leaves like spinach, but you need to boil and toss the water several times before you can eat the beans.



I didn't know you could eat the leaves! I always eat the flowers - they taste like green beans and make an unusual garnish for almost anything. And yes, you do have to cook the beans carefully and even then some people are sensitive.



I've never had trouble digesting the beans, that I can tell, and have always just shelled them and cooked them thoroughly, usually in stir fry or saute for say 10 minutes - not using multiple changes of water, etc.
 
Goodbye moon men. Hello tiny ad:
Learn Permaculture through a little hard work
https://wheaton-labs.com/bootcamp
reply
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic