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  •  Try growing Dragon Bean (1+ / 0-)
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    4Freedom

    四棱豆 or Psophocarpus tetragonolobus which would do great in your humid tropical garden.

    It's really delicious and a bit delicate so best picked fresh from the garden just before cooking.

    400ppm : what about my daughter's future?

    by koNko on Sat Aug 17, 2013 at 07:35:39 AM PDT

    •  I'm putting that on my to-buy-at-some-point list (1+ / 0-)
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      koNko

      Vines are easiest to find space for, it's something I can't buy locally, it sounds like it'd thrive here, and I read some taste descriptions and they match with my tastebuds  :)

      Já þýðir já. Nei þýðir nei. Hvað er svona erfitt við það?

      by Rei on Sat Aug 17, 2013 at 08:18:47 AM PDT

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      •  It's very nice (1+ / 0-)
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        Rei

        The bean pod is long with a hollow pod section and quite crisp. Picked fresh you can slice about 1-2cm wide and quickly stir fry with one spoon of water to finish, cooking just 2-3 minutes.

        A popular recipe is to combine with air dried pork, you could substitute Spanish Jamón Serrano I think easier to find in Europe.

        This bean is also common in Vietnamese food.

        400ppm : what about my daughter's future?

        by koNko on Sat Aug 17, 2013 at 09:59:44 AM PDT

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