Saturday, September 28, 2013

Saving Seeds - BEANS


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Saving Seeds - BEANS

Talk about money saving tips - you could potentially only have to buy bean seeds 1 time and then, if you save your seeds, you could have bean plants for life!! 

Beans are the easiest vegetable seed to save for next year's garden.  Firstly, you need to make sure that your bean plant is an Heirloom NOT a Hybrid.
Click HERE to view the difference between Hybrid & Heirloom seeds.

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Step 1 - Allow a few beans per plant to grow until they become brown and dry (see picture above) - the outer shell will become hard and tough.
Step 2 - Crack open each dried bean pod and you will see the seeds lined up ready to be removed (see picture below).
Step 3 - Remove the seeds from each pod and store in a cool dry place until next year. (I store my seeds in a paper lunch bag and place in my basement.  IMPORTANT - my basement is nice & dry - if you have a damp basement do NOT store seeds there).

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  1. I'm going to do that this year, although I don't know if my beans are hybrid or not. They were given to us. So, we'll see. I don't seem to have trouble with beans, whether hybrid or heirloom. The problem veggie for me is tomatoes. If they're hybrid, I get a decent crop. If heirloom, there's so much trouble with disease.

  2. I have always wanted to save my own seeds but it just never seems to happen!
    Thanks for sharing your tutorial on the HomeAcre Hop!


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