Pinto & Butterscotch Beans
Pinto Bean Flower
I have just returned from a short getaway in one of the hotels in Singapore. It was a well deserved rest and it was a pleasant surprise to see my small plant in bloom. The pinto bean plant is blooming! I was rather amazed that this small plant had started flowering in such an early stage.
Commonly known as the “Pearl Beans”, the yound beans can be used to make soup and other delicacies. The seed pods are red and speckled with white and green spots. Like any other bean plant, their flowers are white in colour and elongated. They are not long vining plants as they can be grown into a shrub. Some support is needed to prop them up and they don’t grow very big, which means corridors are ideal places to grow them!
Butterscotch Bean plant
The Butterscotch bean plants had turned into a mini hedge for me! The plants in two neighbouring pots started to intertwined with each other and their leaves were so close together that blocked out most of the sunlight over my other plants! Bean plants are fairly easy to grow and they fruit frequently. Good amount of sunlight and plenty of water are needed to keep them green and healthy. As they are fast growers, regular dose of fertilizers are needed too!