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by comfrey on April 24, 2006 03:32 PM
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Originally posted by Bill:
The answer is probably already here, but I ask again...
Is a Purple Hyacinth Bean Vine an annual or perennial? [dunno]

It is a perennial...but will not tolerate freezing weather, so for most of us...We can consider it an annual I suppose.

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by Jiffymouse on April 24, 2006 03:42 PM
i treat it as an annual.
by Bill on April 24, 2006 04:42 PM
Thank you! [Wink]

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by Triss on April 25, 2006 05:25 AM
Great pics Loz! That is just such a pretty plant!

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by Wrennie on April 25, 2006 09:16 AM
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Originally posted by heathrjoy:
Hi, I'm new. I just found this site and thread. I'm wondering how deep all of you sowed your seeds? I've never sown or grown Hy Bn before and would really like to give it a try. I have a very limited # of seeds and want to make sure I get it right.

Thanks for your help,
Heather

about twice the width of the seed deep

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by angelblossom on April 25, 2006 12:20 PM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by loz:
[QB] Here's a few old pictures of mine from a few years ago! [thumb] They really take over the chain link fence...it's about 5 1/2 ft high.

Loz... Thanks so much for posting the Pic(s) It gives me something to look forward too! Wow!! [grin] [grin] [thumb]

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by loz on April 25, 2006 02:07 PM
Thanks Triss, and Angelblossom--they'll look great in no time for you.....I didn't even need to tie them onto the fence...they just worked their own way up it....It was a mess cleaning it off in the fall though.... [Razz]
by comfrey on April 25, 2006 04:13 PM
Check out my arbor in the Gardener's Chat ...and tell me how many PHB vines I will need to fill it out.

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by weezie13 on April 25, 2006 04:32 PM
Comfrey,
Oh man, I am sooooooo jealous....
(Where is the green jealous gremalin??? [Wink] )

That is very nice...
Do you think hubby would come and make me one too!~ [Smile] [grin] [kissies] [thumb] [flower]

Okay, at least tell me how he did it...

(I'll post this over there too, and you can tell me over there???)

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by Triss on April 25, 2006 04:44 PM
What about the Hyacinth as well as other vines?

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by endofthewor1d on April 25, 2006 11:57 PM
my beans are growing in full force now. as of today, i count nine breaking the surface. i'm a little concerned for the first one though, as it's still covered in a layer of dirt that isn't coming off even when i spray it with a water bottle. i'm worried that this might inhibit its growth somehow. mind you, i don't have any foundation for this worry, except that it doesn't seem to be happening to my other beans.
here is a picture of one of my normal beans, typical of the lot:
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here is a picture of the one i'm concerned about:
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is that okay? should i brush it off with my fingers? i don't want to screw around with it too much for fear of killing it. those of you in the know, please let me in. thanks!
endofthewor1d.
by Wrennie on April 26, 2006 12:25 AM
I'd leave it alone. If it starts pushing second leaves out that get caught in it then worry about it.

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by comfrey on April 26, 2006 05:10 AM
I agree I wouldn't worry yet, but I would mist it daily to help loosening the dirt on it.

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by loz on April 26, 2006 05:45 AM
That's great Comfrey!!! [thumb] I love it! [thumb] I'd plant 3-4 on each side....they spread out pretty wide.
by tkhooper on April 27, 2006 12:01 AM
I have one comming up with the seed casing still on it too. I hope it survives.

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by Triss on April 28, 2006 05:03 AM
I have had that happen before Tammy and just try and gently remove it.

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by tkhooper on April 28, 2006 06:34 AM
Ok Triss I got it off. And then I decided to do the plop method of transplanting lol. I took it's egg carton and all and plopped it into a larger decorator pot. This is where I hope it will stay through out the summer. I intend to try and keep it indoors. And make it frame my east facing kitchen window. I have venetion blinds and I just don't care for them. So I'm hoping the vine will cover them up for the most part.

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by Triss on April 28, 2006 08:00 AM
Will the roots grow through the egg carton crate?

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by loz on April 28, 2006 08:05 AM
Hmmm, that's a good question Triss....they're pretty big roots...I'd try to cut the bottom out of the egg carton Tammy. [thumb]
by comfrey on April 28, 2006 02:55 PM
I hope it works for you Tammy..growing it indoors. I've got to dig up the ground on the sides of the arbor and I'm going to start my other PHB outside in the ground, I hope it works out alright.

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by owlette on May 18, 2006 01:53 PM
Here is a photo of mine as of today:
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Maybe I got the hang of picture posting too!!
Owlette
by joclyn on May 18, 2006 02:07 PM
i just bought some - there's a hardware store by my work and they always have some nursery come in each year that sets up outside the store...

these were mentioned in other posts and when i saw them, i grabbed them.

i planted them the other day...and we got a ton of rain since...they're still there - been eaten up a bit tho.

i DO see new growth [Smile] do these need any fertilizer? if so, how often.

what colors do they come in and how do you harvest the seeds? and how long will the seeds be good for??
by plants 'n pots on May 18, 2006 03:31 PM
Very pretty picture, owlette!

joclyn ~ I've never fertilized mine, and they do very well.
You harvest the seeds after the purple pods turn brown and dry - it you take the seeds before they will not be ready. My seeds seem to be good for at least a couple of years now.

They come in white also, but I've never seen seeds for them for sale around here.

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by joclyn on May 18, 2006 06:05 PM
my goodness! i missed your pic, owlette!! it wasn't fully loaded and i needed to get out to the store...

wow! they look really beautiful!

i bought the plants not too sure of what the vine would look like (i'm a sucker for anything that's purple...)

i'm going to be a VERY happy gardener in a little bit!!
by nmlAlba-dC15 on May 18, 2006 06:23 PM
i have both white n purple ... tho da purple one has stopped flowering at da moment ...actually they r always flowering but i hadn't taken good care of them n there had been a bad hot n dry spell recently...u know how it is...sometimes we tend to take things for granted..but i have lots of seeds of da white ones..anyone interested?

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by joclyn on May 18, 2006 06:51 PM
yes, i'd love to have some of the white!
by nmlAlba-dC15 on May 18, 2006 07:58 PM
Hi jocylyn...
please PMme your address.
[wavey] norhaini

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by tkhooper on May 19, 2006 10:07 AM
My white Hycinth Bean sprouted this afternoon woohoo! I can't wait until it gets large enough to bloom. This is so much fun. I'm keeping one of the purple and one of the white inside and going to let them grow around the east facing kitchen window. I think that's going to look great.

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by weezie13 on May 19, 2006 10:45 AM
**Owlette,
That picture of your PHB's are beautiful!!!
Thanks for posting that picture..
It's really nice to see that...

**Congrats' Tammy on your wee~sprout!!

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Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
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by comfrey on May 20, 2006 05:36 PM
Very nice Owlette, nice picture!

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by owlette on May 21, 2006 04:09 PM
Thanks, I'm really proud of my first ever seed planting that was a success!!
Owlette

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