Growing winged beans (Psophocarpus tetragonolobus), also known as dragon beans, can be a rewarding experience. These beans are known for their unique winged pods and high nutritional value. Here’s a beginner-friendly guide on how to grow winged beans from seeds:

Materials Needed:

Winged Bean Seeds:

Purchase high-quality winged bean seeds from a reliable source.

Garden Bed or Containers:

Choose a sunny location in your garden or use containers if space is limited.

Well-Draining Soil:

Winged beans prefer well-draining soil rich in organic matter. Amend the soil with compost if needed.

Support Structures:

Since winged beans are climbing plants, provide support structures such as trellises or stakes.

Watering Can or Hose:

Ensure a consistent water supply for optimal growth.


Mulch can help retain soil moisture and suppress weeds.