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Post  titans01 Sat Mar 20, 2010 10:20 pm

I'm wanting to grow some beans this year for dried bean and I'm just wondering what varieties everyone has tried and really like.
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Post  SirTravers Sat Mar 20, 2010 10:42 pm

I've been a fan of pintos, black beans, Great Northerns, and Red Beans since I was a kid. Those 4 seem to be found in most all the "beans" recipes that I like.
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Post  Daynannan Sat Mar 20, 2010 10:45 pm

We love black beans. I make chili w/ them...add them to my taco meat. Black bean enchiladas. I think I use them a lot now because they are small and therefore more kid friendly.
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Post  gridgardener Sun Mar 21, 2010 8:56 am

guess the range of total number of bean plants you need to go 1 lbs of beans?
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Post  Lavender Debs Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:02 am

I use a lot of all that have been mentioned, but when it comes to home grown (farmers market home grown, not done it myself) I love cranberry.

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Post  titans01 Sun Mar 21, 2010 11:05 am

gridgardener wrote:guess the range of total number of bean plants you need to go 1 lbs of beans?

So I guess your saying it's not worth growing your own dried beans?
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Post  gridgardener Sun Mar 21, 2010 8:49 pm

number plants to produce 1 lb of dried beans:
name bean plants min max
red kidney beans 25 167
mung beans 50 334
pinto beans 25 167
white beans 25 167
red Mexican 25 167
black Mexican 25 167
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Post  titans01 Sun Mar 21, 2010 10:18 pm

gridgardener wrote:number plants to produce 1 lb of dried beans:
name bean plants min max
red kidney beans 25 167
mung beans 50 334
pinto beans 25 167
white beans 25 167
red Mexican 25 167
black Mexican 25 167

Wow so if I want a pound of pinto beans I have to plant at least 25 plants? That doesn't seem worth it and I'd probably be better off using those squares for something else.
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Post  gridgardener Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:50 am

titans01 the 25 plants are if have max production per plant.
on average you might 6-10 bean pods per plants 6 beans per pod 50-100 beans per oz
depending on variety 800-1600 beans per lbs.
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Post  dixie Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:04 pm

My fave is October (horticultural bean) I actually found seeds at the local farmer's Co-op yesterday.
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Post  WardinWake Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:24 pm

Howdy:

Last year I had a few squares left open from from early planting so I went through my cupboard and took a few beans from each bag of dried beans and planted them. They all grew.

God Bless, Ward.
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Post  titans01 Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:46 pm

WardinWake wrote:Howdy:

Last year I had a few squares left open from from early planting so I went through my cupboard and took a few beans from each bag of dried beans and planted them. They all grew.

God Bless, Ward.

Good idea. Guess I never thought of that.
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