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Re: Friday rookie topic: Dried beans

Post  GWN on 3/5/2013, 10:20 am

I just remembered that I have a photo from a few years ago with myblack bean harvest. I never got to try these ones because I did not leave them to dry long enough and some fungus took over the whole jar. This year, thus far I have just left them all in a series of bowls. I could put them in jars now.
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Re: Friday rookie topic: Dried beans

Post  mollyhespra on 3/5/2013, 9:52 pm

@RoOsTeR wrote:snip...

Gwn, I still refer to this rookie topic often. It's one of my favorites and I'm planting some beans this year just for dry storage. I'm curious where you got your turtle beans from?

Rooster, I looked everywhere for some Black Turtle Beans & couldn't find any. I had actually even set aside some from a bag of beans I bought to cook until a few weeks ago I found some at a highly unlikely place: Walmart. Do you have a Wally-World nearby?
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Re: Friday rookie topic: Dried beans

Post  Turan on 3/5/2013, 10:20 pm

Johnnys has them listed. Midnight Black Turtle Soup

So does High Mowing
and Fedco.

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Re: Friday rookie topic: Dried beans

Post  GWN on 3/5/2013, 10:53 pm

When I lived in Oregon, I am pretty sure I got them from Territorial seeds. At least that is where I got more of my seeds then. Kind of cool if others grow dried beans this year.
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Re: Friday rookie topic: Dried beans

Post  Turan on 3/5/2013, 11:53 pm

The traditional heirloom bean of Montana is the Yellow Indian Woman bean. I am curious about it but have never grown it. I am still working on growing green beans here. If I can find the room I am going to plant out the last of my fava bean seeds and try to let them go till dry.

I am also very curious about Kabuli Black Garbanzo some day....

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Re: Friday rookie topic: Dried beans

Post  FamilyGardening on 3/6/2013, 1:07 am

the dry beans we grew last year 2012....

Tongues of Fire and scarlet Runner



Tongues of fire beans, used as a snap bean or a dry bean...we havested them both ways Very Happy they do need some support ....we used a tomato cage.....they did reach to the top of that cage



As a snap bean



as a dry bean


Scarlet Runner beans

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4 squares of Tongues of fire beans and 4 squares of Scarlet runner beans gave us this much of dry beans to store ....... Very Happy



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Re: Friday rookie topic: Dried beans

Post  GWN on 3/6/2013, 9:58 am

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I thought that the scarlet runner beans were the ones that were black with the pinkish spots
Great pictures.
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Post  FamilyGardening on 3/6/2013, 11:44 am

yes the black/dark purple with a splash of pinkish/purple are the scarlet runner beans Very Happy

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Re: Friday rookie topic: Dried beans

Post  GWN on 3/6/2013, 11:53 am

OH OK it was how you labled your pictures that confused me....
This will be my first year growing pole beans, a whole new world Shocked
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Re: Friday rookie topic: Dried beans

Post  Turan on 3/13/2013, 2:11 pm

As I contemplate a 3 Sisters garden this year I am getting excited by the variety and history of all the beans available.

Here is a good source that has some history attached.

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Re: Friday rookie topic: Dried beans

Post  floyd1440 on 3/14/2013, 7:32 am

Great pictures!!!!!! Have a couple of seed catalogs but am looking for a kidney bean and don't see any. Any suggestioons for substitutes?
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Post  Turan on 3/14/2013, 10:44 am

@floyd1440 wrote:Great pictures!!!!!! Have a couple of seed catalogs but am looking for a kidney bean and don't see any. Any suggestioons for substitutes?

Try Vermont Bean. They have kidney and a wide variety of other beans.

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Re: Friday rookie topic: Dried beans

Post  H_TX_2 on 3/14/2013, 11:47 am

I was thinking about trying to grow some black beans and then I see this. Don't know if I will have the room to do it or not but I will at least consider tucking a few in here or there.

Black beans are really complimented by cumin but don't over do it. I love some seasoned black beans cooked with cumin, tomatoes, peppers and some other veggies over couscous.
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