Beans are a good simple dinner ingredient. Frugal and full of protein, beans are used in almost every culture’s cuisine to stretch meat or replace it in lean times.
Beans: Easy to Grow
For vegetable gardeners, beans are an easy plant to grow. Reaching about a foot in height, bush beans can be planted around other larger vegetable plants or tucked along the edge of flower beds. While pole beans need support, corn can replace trellises for support, maximizing your garden’s yield.
Dried beans are easy to grow, too. Choose varieties bred for drying, and grow just like regular beans. Then, let the bean pods to fully mature on the plant and then dry to allow. Hang the dead plants in a cool dry place to dry completely especially if you have a wet fall.
Want to Know How to Cook Dried Beans and Get 15 Bean Soup Recipes?
I’m sharing how to cook dried beans over at Real: The Kitchen and Beyond along with 15 Bean Soup recipes perfect for the fall.