It’s mid-April and in one of our raised vegetable beds, the first leaves of yard long beans (Vigna sesquipedalis, also known as snake beans, asparagus beans, or Chinese long beans), are just unfolding. When vegetable growing in Jacksonville ... READ MORE
In our last post in the "Grocery Shopping for Your Health" series, we strolled into the canned foods aisle. We'll stay there for this post, as we focus on beans and other legumes.
Legumes, such as dried beans, peas and lentils, are packed ... READ MORE
Fiber: It Moves me!
Have you ever wondered how much fiber you need in your diet? Well, you’re in the right place at the right time! Fiber is very important to include in your diet daily to maintain your digestive health. Just like a car ... READ MORE
A new species of thrips was first reported on beans in Miami-Dade County in 2020. The size of this insect is very tiny, only about one millimeter long. They mainly stay within vegetable crop flowers, and damage the flowers. This new thrips species, ... READ MORE
You heard that right! Black bean brownies are an alternative to regular brownies. This alternative offers a tasty and easy variation that provides extra nutrients and the same gooey, delicious texture for all brownie lovers.
Photo by Andrea ... READ MORE
U.S. and Haitian researchers team up to breed high-yielding bean varieties adapted to Haiti’s environment
Beans are one of the most widely consumed foods in Haiti, providing an inexpensive source of essential nutrients and ... READ MORE
During the summers in Florida, many house owners are looking for more ways to get outdoors. Vegetable gardening is a wonderful pass time; however, here in the sunshine state the high temperatures make it difficult to grow all year round. Sometimes ... READ MORE
What do you call the vegetable known as the yard-long bean? Do you call it asparagus bean, Chinese long bean, long-podded cowpea, long bean, bora, bodi, pea bean, or snake bean? Whatever name you know this legume by, I am picking it in my ... READ MORE
Trying a Different Kind of Bean
by Amy L. Stripe, Master Gardener 2008
Now is the time to plant broad beans (Vicia faba L.), also called fava beans. This highly nutritious bean is popular in the U.K., and my English husband has urged me to ... READ MORE
For Haitians, black beans are a food staple and the most consumed bean in the country. But farmers there have one of the lowest yield rates in the world for the crop – 660 kilograms per hectare (ha-1). Franky Celestin, UF/IFAS Soil and Water ... READ MORE