I keep mentioning shell beans, dried beans, or some call them soup beans, because they’re easy to forget about growing in our vegetable gardens. I know, I plant fresh green beans, and I tend to forget about growing soup beans. Most varieties of shell beans can be dried right on the vine. And in some ways, doesn’t that sound easier than managing the succession planting of fresh green beans?
Check out this article from Mother Earth News on growing shell beans. Beans covered in this article are: adzuki beans, black beans, garbanzo beans, fava beans, great northern beans, lima beans, pinto beans, red kidney beans, scarlet runner beans, and soybeans. So, don’t forget about these shell beans in your vegetable garden, or you’ll be missing out.