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Drying beans for seeds

by Diane - November 16th, 2012.
Filed under: allotment.

If you’re drying beans to collect as seeds you need to get in quick sometimes!
Mice seem to have stolen all the broad beans I left on. I’ve got plenty of runner beans left though so I suspect they don’t like them as much. I’ve been going out and collecting the dried beans every few days. I don’t want to tempt fate by leaving them on and coming to discover the mice have ate them all.

A great hint I’ve just read is to remove the leaves from the plants when you’re starting to dry them. This gives the snails less places to hide which means they don’t be eating your beans either! It also means more air and sun (should we get any) can get to the pods.

Saving seeds saves you money.

If you have a variety of bean that does really well make sure you save plenty of seeds for next year!