Cultivation Instructions


Cowpeas were domesticated in Africa. They spread into Asia and Europe and were grown very long before Phaseolus beans came from America and replaced most European cultivation of Vigna beans. Cowpeas are largely cultivated in semiarid regions of Africa and Asia and are the main pulse species in several Western African countries which have the highest per capita pulse consumption in the world.

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Common Pea

Peas are one of the oldest cultivated crops. The wild plant is native to the Near Eastern centre of crop diversity. Domestication of wild pea plants probably began with the start of agriculture in the fertile crescent about 11,000 years ago, where they were likely companion plants to early-domesticated forms of wheat and barley

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Phaseolus Bean

The wild parents of the common bean (P. vulgaris) grow in an area that stretches from northern Mexico to Argentina, in two broad regions: Mesoamerica in the north and the Andes in the south. Wild beans in the two regions are genetically distinct.

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Chickpeas are known as one of the oldest cultivated plants. Did you know that they can be differentiated in two types varying in seed, shape and colour? Learn all about the cultivation of chickpea in your garden!

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Soybean – Edamame

Did you know that you can easily grow soybeans in your european garden? From the most suitable soil, the plant's most common diseases, its characteristics and the best harvesting time, find everything you need to know for successfully growing edamame.

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Faba Bean

Ever wondered how to cultivate Faba Beans? Having trouble finding the perfect soil conditions? Here you will find everything, from the plant's characteristics to best cultivation practices, the bugs and pests to watch out for, and further fun facts.

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