When I am following the snake bean first stage of developmental growth, in my head I keep on hearing Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake classical music. I am not good with playing the piano but this is the only Tchaikovsky’s music note that I can play and remember it. Last year, we did not get much produce from the only 3 snake bean plants that survived from heat waves. So we start early sowing this year so that the plant can be well established before we have continuous heat wave. Last year they germinated at end October. This year we used home save seed from this year last produce (April) to grow the first batch of snake bean. I was hoping that the home save seed has adapted a bit with the cooler weather in April compare with summer temperature which ideally suited them. Furthermore, we directly sowed them to the most sunniest patch in the veggie garden. To our surprise the first germinated seeds were end of September, one month earlier than last year. I always like the sight of young shoots trying to push itself out from the soil.
The weather is still cold for the snake bean. We hope it is strong enough to survive outside with the fluctuating day and night temperature.