Raleigh, NC, US

gardening interests: Composting, Container Gardening, Cooking, Culinary Herbs, Edible Landscaping, Fruits and Berries, Livestock, Organic Gardening, Sustainable Living, Vegetables

Member Since: 02/26/2014

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Re: How to Grow Dry Shelling Beans

I've read that you need to pick beans before they dry, or the plant will shut down production. I love crowder peas (cowpeas) fresh, but would like to dry some instead of canning them like I do now. I've often wondered how dried beans are produced on a large scale and sell so cheaply, because I doubt those producers would tolerate low production. What is the consensus here? I guess I could let half of my vines produce dried beans and take data myself. Thanks.