MY Winged Beans

Do you remember I told you about my visit to the Curious Gardener? And I also told you she gave me a fresh winged bean pod and I got 4 seeds out of it? Well, all of them germinated within 8 days! That is one week and one day! That is as fast as a rabbit (kangkong is as fast as a jaguar)! It is because the seeds were fresh and also the pod ripened on the vine.

They have to share the screens with the bittergourd and angled luffa.

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My Visit to the Curious Gardener’s Garden

Last Friday, Curious Gardener invited me and Mummy to her house. It had a really, really wonderful garden with a one-ton sack of compost sitting right by the gate! She showed me her super-ginormous wintermelon, see? I hope my wintermelons will be as big and we can make lots of tong tung kwa (dried candied wintermelon), yum yum. I will write about my wintermelon plants another day.

She also gave me a dried winged bean pod. It was very dry when she gave it to me. When I came home, I immediately cut it open with a pair of scissors. Out came 4 seeds! They looked like little round red beans. You can see the pod and the beans in the photo below. I sowed them in a trough the next day.