Yard long bean is a popular vegetable in the present world. They are recognized as one of the most sweetest and tender bean varieties. They are easy to prepare and people do not need to have plenty of knowledge in cooking to prepare it. You can simply pick them, wash them and put them into a pot of boiling water. It will be ready in ten minutes and you can add some seasoning to make it more delicious. Because of this reason, there is a big demand for yard long beans in the present world. A wide range of yard long bean varieties can be seen in the present world and the average length of them is around 12 inches. Yard long bean are also recognized as Chinese green beans and asparagus green beans in some countries.
Cultivating yard long beans can be rewarding. You will be able to plant them with less hassle and enjoy the harvest within a short period of time. Selecting a good place in your vegetable garden can be called as the first step taken towards yard long bean cultivation. It should be a place full of sun and there should be enough room for a trellis. You have to plant them in a row and make the row go from north to south to get the full exposure to sun rays. Then you need to turn the soil over with a shovel and work with back and forth with garden hoe to make it loose. It is important to fertilize the soil before planting the yard long bean seeds. You should be careful in selecting a fertilizer and experts recommend using organic fertilizer instead of the chemical ones.
When you are planting the seeds, it is recommended to keep a gap for at least 8 inches. They should be planted 1 inch deep in the soil. It will take six to 10 days for the seeds to germinate and the vegetable flowers after five weeks from sowing. The plant beans about 10 to 12 days after flowering. When you see the beans, you should place poles at each end and in the middle of the row to support its growth. You should also stretch chicken wire from one end to the other end of the row and attach the poles with nail or stapler to form trellis for bean vines. If you are not comfortable with that, you can create a pole tripod of three flexible poles made from bamboo and attach them with a wire.
When the bean becomes 12 inches in length, you can go for the harvesting process. When the harvesting season comes, you can cut the green colored yard long bean with a sharp knife. If you need to see how the bean pods grow, you can leave one or two of them when cutting. They will form peas inside the pod that can be eaten like any dried pea. You can enjoy the self-cultivated yard long beans within a short period of time and it is worth for a person to give a try.