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Val Seeds (Pawata) Val Seeds (Pawata)

Val Seeds (Pawata)

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Widely consumed vegetable, Val beans also known as Lima Beans or Pawata in India is a great source of protein, vitamins and fibre. Val beans are flat, oval - shaped and whitish or greenish in colour. They are easy to prepare, taste rich and buttery and are packed with a lot of nutrients.

Lights, Water, Action

Got the seeds, now, let'em shoot!

  • Bright Indirect Sunlight

    Light

    Full sunlight

  • Water Once A Week

    Watering

    Alternate (winter), everyday (summer)

  • Indoor

    Where to grow

    Balcony or terrace

  • Average Warmth

    Time Till Harvest

    12-13 weeks

  • Low Maintenance

    Seasonal Information

    All seasons

Did You Know

Growth stages

One step at a time, with a lil water and light.

Sow the seeds in a big pot and water it daily

Sow the seeds 0.5 cm deep in well composted soil

Make sure the plant gets partial sunlight

Space the seedlings at 90cm by 90cm

Create a support system for the leaves and stems

Germination will take place in 6-8 days

Create a support system for the leaves and stems

Harvest in 60-70 days from sowing

Sow, Grow, Reap

Good things take time and care

Take a seedling tray with medium sized cells & drainage holes at the

Sowing

  • Val/Pawata seeds can be sown throughout the year.
  • Val seeds can be sown directly in raised beds, or in containers.
  • Use a big sized circular pots or grow bag with 16” diameter and minimum depth of 8-10 inches to sow your seeds. Make sure that the container of your choice has uniform drainage holes at the bottom.
  • Fill your container with proper potting layers & selected growing medium..
  • Ideal sowing medium to grow broad bean seeds is 2 part garden soil & 1 part any organic manure or 1 part garden soil, 1 part coco peat & 1 part Vermicompost.
  • Sow 2seeds at the centre of the pot.
  • On raised beds, sow two seeds per spot in a spacing of 3 x 3 ft.
  • Push the seeds inside the medium with your finger and cover them completely with surrounding soil.
  • Water the sown seed bed immediately by a light shower using a watering can.
Fill the cells/cups with a moist coco-peat medium

Caring

  • Val/Pawata seeds will germinate within the first 6-8 days.
  • Tiny seedlings will be visible at this point.
  • Second week onwards this seedlings will start growing into a small plant.
  • Cut off the smaller. lagging seedlings with a pair of scissors & keep only one seedling per hole.
  • Val ( Pawata) needs full sunlight. Make your raised beds in a sunny spot and keep your containers under open sunlight to ensure that your plant receives sufficient sunlight.
  • Water your potted val ( pawata)every alternate day in winter & every day in summer. Water at the soil near the plant.
  • Use a watering can to ensure even shower. You can also use drip irrigation system to water your raised beds.
  • Add good quality organic manure in the soil with 2:1 ratio before sowing seeds. Organic fertilizer can be well rotten cow dung manure, farmyard manure, compost or vermicompost.
  • Check for early signs of any insect/fungal/ any other infections. If you notice any such symptoms, spray your plant with appropriate medicines.
  • Val plant is a bushy Vine & needs plenty of space to grow. Develop a strong trellis support up to height of 5-6 ft, by using locally available material like pipes, bamboo, ropes, wires etc. for your Val plant.
  • When your Val ( Pawata)plant is more than 45 days old, provide one tablespoon of 15:15:15 (NPK) fertilizer per plant or mix handful of Vermicompost in the soil around each plant.
  • In the second month your val plant will start flowering. You can start harvesting freshVaal pods after 2 months of seed sowing. Harvesting can be done either for Pods or for beans. Harvesting can continue for very long time, as long as plant survives.
Hold the seeds and sow 2-3 seeds per cell/cup. Since Lavender seeds are small in size, do not sow them deep

Common Problems

Why are my Val seeds not germinating?
Improper growing conditions like over watering/ under watering, not enough sunlight or sowing in the seeds too deep can all affect the germination process of your val ( pawata)seeds. Make sure you are following the sowing and growing instructions correctly to ensure successful germination.
Why is my val ( pawata) plant not flowering?
A failure to bloom could be an indication of a nitrogen deficiency. When your val plant is more than 45 days old, provide one tablespoon of 15:15:15 (NPK) fertilizer per plant or mix handful of Vermicompost in the soil around each plant.
Why are my val ( pawata ) plant leaves drooping and turning yellow?
Overwatering can turn the leaves of your bean plant yellow. Water your potted val ( pawata)every alternate day in winter & every day in summer. Water at the soil near the plant. Avoid overwatering your plant. Sometimes the yellowing can also be because of a disease called Halo Blight.

Spill the tea

All the plant gossip, through the grapevine. Pun intended

Plants growing in containers need more fertilizing than those in the ground. The more you water, the more quickly you flush the nutrients out of the soil.

Plants with benefits

Val, Pawata or Lima Beans are considered as one of the most nutritious foods.Val is a rich source of fibre. The insoluble fibre in lima beans can help you ease constipation and keep your digestive system healthy. Val also has a low glycaemic index which means that it will not spike your blood sugar too much when you eat it. The soluble fibre in lima beans can help stabilise your blood sugar levels. Val ( pawata) is also a great source of energy because it contains a good amount of slow burning carbohydrates. And for all you vegans out there, lima beans are a great source of plant protein!

Plants growing in containers need more fertilizing than those in the ground. The more you water, the more quickly you flush the nutrients out of the soil.

What you get

Val/Pawata is a great source of energy and vegan protein. Val or Lima beans are packed with healthy carbohydrates. Lima beans are also rich in fibre. Val beans alsorich in minerals like iron, phosphorous, copper, manganese and magnesium. They also contain vitamins like vitamin B, K, E and essential folates.

Plants growing in containers need more fertilizing than those in the ground. The more you water, the more quickly you flush the nutrients out of the soil.
Plants growing in containers need more fertilizing than those in the ground. The more you water, the more quickly you flush the nutrients out of the soil.

Green trivia

1.Per capita consumption of lima beans in the United States in 2011 was 0.3 pounds.

2.Lima beans have been cultivated in Peru since 6000 B.C.

3.Val or Pawata is also known as Chad Beans.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How often should I water Val ( pawata)

Water your potted val ( pawata)every alternate day in winter & every day in summer. Water at the soil near the plant.

2 How much sunlight does pawata / val need?

Val ( Pawata) needs full sunlight. Make your raised beds in a sunny spot and keep your containers under open sunlight to ensure that your plant receives sufficient sunlight.

What medium should I use to grow Val ( pawata ) seeds?

Ideal sowing medium to grow broad bean seeds is 2 part garden soil & 1 part any organic manure or 1 part garden soil, 1 part coco peat & 1 part Vermicompost.

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