Having a bountiful garden is a good thing. Yet, if you don’t have room to store the fruits of your labor, much of your hard work can go to waste. One easy way to preserve more veggies from your garden is to grow and dry beans. Often called shell beans, these varieties are grown for their seed rather than a pod. How to Grow Beans At Home Shell beans are one of the easiest crops to grow, harvest and dry. Beans require very little work and are loaded with nutrients. Many types of shell beans contain about 22% protein. Dried beans also provide plenty of fiber, zinc, iron and folic acid. To grow beans at home, choose a sunny spot with good drainage. Fertile soil works best, but beans are a nitrogen-fixing crop and actually help improve soil quality. In general, most types of shell bean seeds are sown 2 […]
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