Bean 'Yin Yang' (Organic)
A green bean on the bush, the true beauty is revealed when dried and podded to reveal the stunning black and white beans within. Similar in appearance to Yin Yang, the universal symbol of balance and harmony, others also refer to these stunning bush beans as Orca Bean and most commonly Calypso Bean because of its Caribbean origins. Once favoured in the "three sisters" system (beans, corn and squash) by the Abenaki Tribe of the Champlain region in the USA. Swells to twice its size when cooked and has a lovely potato-like starchy flavour.
Fast growing tender annuals, beans perform best in warm, sunny positions. Shallow rooted vegetables, beans require regular watering. Their ideal soil will be enriched with organic matter, be neutral to alkaline and also have some potassium applied prior to sowing. Climbing and pole beans require support, while bush beans are self-supporting. Sow seed direct when soil temperature is between 16-29 degrees C and there is no likelihood of frost. Seed should germinate within 6-15 days and seedlings should be protected from snails and slugs. Water regularly and when plants start cropping, pick daily to maximise your harvest. At the end of the season, compost plants to add nitrogen back into your soil.