[gardeners] harvesting dry beans

Margaret Lauterbach (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Thu, 17 Sep 1998 06:54:03 -0600

Has anyone grown beans for harvest as dry beans?  I have soybeans and some
pole beans that I'd like to harvest as dry beans.  Should they be protected
from frost?  I think I need to cut down the soybeans and let them finish
drying on the ground, shouldn't I?  The pole beans I'd like to dry
principally for use as seed next year.  Should I just pick some mature pods
and let them dry?  Thanks, Margaret