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Harvesting Beans for Drying?

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Harvesting Beans for Drying?

Post  countrynaturals on 9/4/2017, 12:07 pm

I have several variety of beans that I'm growing for dried beans over the winter to use in soups. So, do I leave them on the vine until they dry up or harvest sooner and let them dry inside, somehow? geek
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Post  AtlantaMarie on 9/4/2017, 1:57 pm

Leave them till you can hear them rattling in the pod. Then shuck & dry the rest of the way.
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Post  countrynaturals on 9/4/2017, 5:41 pm

AtlantaMarie wrote:Leave them till you can hear them rattling in the pod.  Then shuck & dry the rest of the way.
Perfect! Thanks, Marie! thanks
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Cowpeas (Black-Eyed Peas)

Post  countrynaturals on 9/14/2017, 1:30 pm

I thought we had a "harvesting" thread, but I can't find it, so this will have to do. Here is my "bountiful"  Rolling Eyes cowpea crop. If we can't tell the difference between these and store-bought, I may not grow them again. Anyone else grow peas/beans for drying? Is it worth it to you?

Here's the harvest. I planted enough to try. If they're good, I can give them more space next year.


Here's the first one. Razz


They got bigger after that. Rolling Eyes
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Post  sanderson on 9/14/2017, 6:14 pm

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