Dry Beans – 2011 Harvest Begins


Dry bean harvest has begun. This is my 3rd year at it, and it’s now one of the crops that gets me most excited. There are some seriously compelling reasons to grow this stuff.

First, there is no other substantial protein from the garden that can store as well and as easily. No solar dehydrator here – leave them out on a sheet pan, done. No special root cellar storage required – leave them in a jar in a pantry, done. I had a moment


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  1. This was one of my projects for next year (growing “up” in some of the sunnier gardens with beans) so I’d appreciate a list of what works well locally. I’ve grown a bunch of pole beans this year and have great vines but they are only flowering now (grrr).

  2. Kieran says:

    I am really looking forward to reading about your results! Thanks in advance for the information!

  3. Waiting for the results! With the boy thinking he’s a vegetarian (minus bacon, of course) we rely HEAVILY on beans in our household for protein for him, which in turn means all of us as I hate cooking three different meals for supper. II am definitely looking forward to an indepth post from you on the types!

  4. Judy Z says:

    It amazes me that we can grow these here. It isn’t something that was part of my mothers garden. Only green beans. How exciting!

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