Lablab purpureus Dolichos

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  1. Victoria

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    On Sunday I planted some Lablab purpureus, Hyacinth Bean, previously known as Dolichas lablab, and just discovered they have germinated and are pushing up through the compost. Should I poke them back down or leave them in peace?
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    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    I wouldn't poke them :biggrin:
    Maybe just scatter some compost on top.
     
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      Okay. :biggrin:
      How do I change the title to either remove the D or add -olichos to it?
       
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      Five seeds were planted in the pot above and five in the trough on the Dining Patio against the shed ...
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      So yesterday, one week on, the Lablab seedlings are romping away. Four out of five germinated in the trough where they will stay and grow up the shed ...
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      Five out of five pushing through in the Bonsai pot :rolleyespink: that I had handy at the time. These will replace the Campsis which germinated in The Courtyard which will need to be moved.
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      These are not as healthy looking as the others.
       
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