A couple of years ago I did not know what vigna was. Therefore, for me, asparagus bean vigna was a real discovery after visiting my uncle's kitchen garden. I visited him on a visit. Knowing that I was interested in everything that concerns the garden and kitchen garden, he began to tell me about the novelty on his site - Vigna, which struck his entire family so abundant harvest that eclipsed all other varieties of beans that he had before grew up..
- Vigna, what kind of plant is this
- Growing Vigna
- Reviews of truck drivers about cowpea
Vigna, what kind of plant is this
Vigna - a separate type of asparagus beans, which includes a large number of varieties. It has very powerful shoots, reaching 4-5 m in length, and incredibly long pods..
When the uncle first planted this plant, not only he, but all neighbors were amazed at the strange shoulder blades: some of them reached a length of 1 m. He planted only a few beans. So with each bush collected at least 3 kg of fruit, so the harvest is more than enough for his family, but a large number of relatives, including me.
Delicate shoulder blades of vigny are sweeter and more delicious than ordinary asparagus beans. They do not contain coarse fibers and an internal parchment layer, and the juicy pulp inside the pod is filled with the entire space between the beans. Just do not let the pods get pinched.
Often, those who only grow the first year of vigny, not knowing when it is possible to start collecting pods, tear off already overripe blades. Hence, many disappointed reviews from beginners to grow vigny.
I'm glad that this dietary product contains a large number of useful substances. The pods of this culture are usually consumed entirely in the stage of milk ripeness, but if desired, you can leave them on the bush longer, wait for full maturation and collect the beans. After thorough drying, they are used in cooking, as well as conventional beans, or used for sowing.
By the way, beans of cowpea are much faster prepared than beans of other related cultures.
I also wanted to put myself in a vigny. I love beans, and to have such unusual things on my garden is doubly interesting. Care of this plant is not difficult. She is unpretentious. After the appearance of the pods in two or three days, my uncle shot here for such a bunch.
But you can wait until the pods-blades will grow more authentic. These are usually torn to freeze. It is more convenient, all the same for freezing it needs to be cut into pieces 8-10 cm.
Varieties of cowpea now very much. In addition, new varieties are emerging in stores, which makes it possible to experiment in each season..
Of all the varieties he planted, Liliana and Brown Sid most of all liked their crop and ability to harvest until frost.
Liliana is a medium-ripening variety, and pods can be harvested after 75 to 85 days after emergence. Scourge of this variety grow to 2-3 m in length and form a huge number of green narrow blades with a length of 60-80 cm.
Bushes Brown Sida more powerful and distinguished by incredible long pods of light green color, reaching 1 m. Blades of this variety can be plucked 55 days after the emergence of sprouts with a collection frequency of 5-7 days.↑ back to content ↑
To form an abundant crop, this culture requires a large number of nutrients during the growing season, so the soil must be prepared for planting from the fall. My uncle does not add anything to organic soil..
But in the councils of seasoned truck farmers read: a garden patch on a spade of shovels with the addition of buckets of humus, 25-30 g of superphosphate and 15-20 g of potassium sulfate per 1 m2. In the spring before planting, add 15-20 g of carbamide per 1 m2.
Vigu are planted when a stable warm weather with a temperature of 14-16 ° C is established without the threat of recurrent frosts.
Beans are embedded in the soil to a depth of 4-5 cm, maintaining a distance between them of 35-40 cm, and certainly plant them next to any solid support, for example, on the southern side of the gazebo or a fence, or construct a separate trellis..
During the season, water bushes 1-2 times a week, remove weeds and loosen the soil under them. However, nothing unusual.
Another tip: at the very beginning of the growth on the vignet can attack aphids. Therefore, be sure to inspect the whip at the beginning of the growing season. Try not to let the pests reproduce. If this happens, spray sprouts with any preparation from sucking insects, for example, Confondor. But when there are already pods with chemical preparations it is better not to process. You can use celandine infusion or garlic.
It is advisable for the season to make 2-3 additional fertilizing. I think that the "green fertilizer which I prepare myself for vegetable crops, is suitable for vignet.
Vigna responds well to sprinkling on leaves with a solution of any complex fertilizer, which includes a variety of trace elements.
Scourge at first tie to the lower tiers of the support, and then only send - they grow very quickly and in the shortest time densely it braids. No more worries about this asparagus beans - one can only manage to collect a generous harvest.↑ back to content ↑
Reviews of truck drivers about cowpea
Vigna in Asian countries has been grown for more than one century and is very much appreciated for its high yield and excellent taste. In our country, in spite of the great variety of varieties, which can be fruitful even in the northern regions, this culture can be found extremely rarely on household plots..
Therefore, having a positive experience of growing cowpea, I advise all farmers to plant it in the new summer season. I am sure that having learned what vigna is, you will necessarily plant it in your home, and in the future you will never refuse to grow this amazing bean culture.