Description For Green Podded Beans Seeds (Valor)
How to grow Green Podded Beans (Valor) from Seeds:Introduction and Uses: This herbaceous annual is also known as beans or green beans. It is a vital source of Vitamins A, C and K, folic acid and fibre. Since Valor contains a high amount of chlorophyll, it might decrease the risk of cancer, may enhance fertility in women, help with depression, improve bone health by helping the person daily calcium needs.
Botanical Name: Dolichos lablab.
Sowing Season: Throughout the year.
Sowing method: Seeds are sown directly in raised beds or containers.
Growing container: Big sized circular pots or grow bag with 16” diameter and minimum depth of 8-10 inches.
Growing medium: 2 part garden soil & 1 part any Organic Manure or 1 part garden soil, 1 part Coco Peat & 1 part Vermicompost.
Steps for seed sowing (Seed starting) in a container:
Growth stages of Green Podded Beans (Valor):Sprouting Stage: Seeds will germinate within first 6-8 days or so & tiny sprouts will be visible.
Cotyledons: The first two leaves will emerge in the second week of germination. These are false leaves called as cotyledons.
First leaves: First leaves will emerge above cotyledons at the end of the second week.
Seedling stage: Second week onwards, seedlings will start growing into a small plant.
Thinning: After the second week, keep only single seedling at one spot, Cut off the weak, small & lagging seedlings with a pair of scissors.
How to take care for Green Podded Beans (Valor):Sunlight: Valor plant requires full sunlight in winter. Therefore your raised bed should be made at a bright sunny spot. Keep the Valor container under open sunlight.
Watering technique: Water your potted Valor plant every alternate day in winter. Water at the soil near the plant. Use a watering can to make sure that the plants get water in the form of the shower & not by a single flow. You can also make provision for watering by drip irrigation system for your raised beds.
Trellis: Valor plant is a bushy vine & needs plenty of space to grow. So develop a strong trellis support up to a height of 5-6 ft, by using locally available material like pipes, bamboo, ropes, wires, etc. for your Valor plant. Read about trellis support ideas.
Manuring: As mentioned earlier, add good quality organic manure in the soil with 2:1 ratio before sowing seeds. organic fertilizer can be well rotten Cow manure: cow dung manure, farmyard manure, Compost or Vermicompost.
Top Dressing: When your Valor more than 45 days old, Provide one tablespoon of 15:15:15 (NPK) Fertiliser per plant or mix handful of Vermicompost in the soil around each plant.
Plant care: Always look for the early signs of any insect/fungal/ any other infections. Spray appropriate medicines as soon as any symptoms of such diseases are spotted. Read about types of insect pests in your garden.
Harvesting: (50 to 60 days from sowing) Valor plant will start flowering at the end of the 2nd month. You can start harvesting fresh Valor pods after two months of seed sowing. Harvesting can continue for a very long time, as long as plant survives.
|No.of Seeds||Approx. 43 to 48 Seeds|
|Net Weight||16 gm|
|Seed Rate||40 to 50 Kg/Ha|
|Spacing (Row to Row X Plant to Plant)||60 cm x 30 cm|
|Germination Time||6 to 8 days from sowing|
|Fertilizer||"Organic: Neemcake or Vermicompost - 10 g per plant. Chemicals: Suphala or Urea - 5 g per plant."|
|Season of Sowing||June - Sept, Feb - May|
|Yield||50 to 100 Qtl/Ha|
|Product Weight||23 gm|
|Product Height||15 cm|
|Product Width||10 cm|
|Product Depth||1 cm|