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Your favorite dried beans

Post  titans01 on 3/20/2010, 10:20 pm

I'm wanting to grow some beans this year for dried bean and I'm just wondering what varieties everyone has tried and really like.

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Beans!

Post  SirTravers on 3/20/2010, 10:42 pm

I've been a fan of pintos, black beans, Great Northerns, and Red Beans since I was a kid. Those 4 seem to be found in most all the "beans" recipes that I like.

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Post  Daynannan on 3/20/2010, 10:45 pm

We love black beans. I make chili w/ them...add them to my taco meat. Black bean enchiladas. I think I use them a lot now because they are small and therefore more kid friendly.
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Re: Your favorite dried beans

Post  gridgardener on 3/21/2010, 8:56 am

guess the range of total number of bean plants you need to go 1 lbs of beans?

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Post  Lavender Debs on 3/21/2010, 9:02 am

I use a lot of all that have been mentioned, but when it comes to home grown (farmers market home grown, not done it myself) I love cranberry.

Deborah ....feeling like a good soak
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Re: Your favorite dried beans

Post  titans01 on 3/21/2010, 11:05 am

@gridgardener wrote:guess the range of total number of bean plants you need to go 1 lbs of beans?

So I guess your saying it's not worth growing your own dried beans?

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Re: Your favorite dried beans

Post  gridgardener on 3/21/2010, 8:49 pm

number plants to produce 1 lb of dried beans:
name bean plants min max
red kidney beans 25 167
mung beans 50 334
pinto beans 25 167
white beans 25 167
red Mexican 25 167
black Mexican 25 167

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Re: Your favorite dried beans

Post  titans01 on 3/21/2010, 10:18 pm

@gridgardener wrote:number plants to produce 1 lb of dried beans:
name bean plants min max
red kidney beans 25 167
mung beans 50 334
pinto beans 25 167
white beans 25 167
red Mexican 25 167
black Mexican 25 167

Wow so if I want a pound of pinto beans I have to plant at least 25 plants? That doesn't seem worth it and I'd probably be better off using those squares for something else.

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Re: Your favorite dried beans

Post  gridgardener on 3/22/2010, 11:50 am

titans01 the 25 plants are if have max production per plant.
on average you might 6-10 bean pods per plants 6 beans per pod 50-100 beans per oz
depending on variety 800-1600 beans per lbs.

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Post  dixie on 3/24/2010, 2:04 pm

My fave is October (horticultural bean) I actually found seeds at the local farmer's Co-op yesterday.
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Bean Seed from the cupboard.

Post  WardinWake on 3/24/2010, 5:24 pm

Howdy:

Last year I had a few squares left open from from early planting so I went through my cupboard and took a few beans from each bag of dried beans and planted them. They all grew.

God Bless, Ward.
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Re: Your favorite dried beans

Post  titans01 on 3/24/2010, 5:46 pm

@WardinWake wrote:Howdy:

Last year I had a few squares left open from from early planting so I went through my cupboard and took a few beans from each bag of dried beans and planted them. They all grew.

God Bless, Ward.

Good idea. Guess I never thought of that.

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