My Dried Shell Beans
About half my crop of shell beans are in, and I am very pleased. I planted them on the dry end of the garden, so I probably have less than if I planted them anywhere else, but so far, they have done better here than anything else I have tried in that spot. I think I will expand them down to the far corner where I tried some pole beans this year that are currently languishing. (No great loss--I have plenty of green beans this year.)
I like growing shell beans because they are just so pretty to look at and fun to pick. They are cheap enough to buy in the store, and I can’t taste any difference in the flavor. I will save some of these to plant next year, and I will buy new varieties to try, too.
I use these mostly in my soup.