To grow beans, special wisdom is not necessary, but the bugs are usually the result of poor drying.
I grow five varieties of beans (photo 1), I don’t know all the names, but they differ significantly from each other. Dark red - bushy, with red spots - "Little Red Riding Hood" (also bushy), large white - curly variety, white round - bushy, and still white with almost rectangular beans - also curly. I sow bush beans in rows as a separator between different varieties of potatoes, along the potato beds along the edges, and curly - along the fence from the netting net or I put supports in the form of a wigwam, it turns out beautifully.
I also have one variety - dark purple, it also curls along the fence, its flowers are red and the pods are purple. I thought for a long time that this is a decorative variety, but read on the Internet that it is quite edible. However, I doubt whether it is either Amethyst, or Bluhild, while I still have few of it.
Harvesting is gradual, stretching from August to October as the pods dry out. I scatter shovels on newspapers in the attic of a country house, where they are dried. When the main work at the cottage ends, we sit down with the whole family to shelter.
I read the advice to trample on the pods, but I did not like this method - the ostyuchki are sharp, it is not convenient to choose. So we sit in the evening on the veranda, communicate and work with our hands or at home under the TV.
Then I pour the beans into a bowl and carefully pick. If they come across with dark spots (and this is the den of bugs), I throw out (in the 2 photo, those “terrible” pests).
I put it aside for seeds, the rest can be dried again - hold in an open oven. Then I put the beans in plastic milk bottles (well washed and dried), screw the lids and put them in the cabinet (photo 3). We live in an apartment, so there is little storage space, either a closet in the kitchen, or a nightstand on the balcony. And I don’t have bugs. Moreover, my beans can be stored in bottles for more than one year, if all is not used, so I stick a label with a signed year on the bottle.
Last year, as an experiment, I tried another way to store beans - together with garlic. She put the heads of garlic in a three-liter jar and poured dried beans (photo 4), covered it with a lid and put it into the cellar. This method was advised to me by a colleague - he says that beans maintain a moisture balance for garlic, and garlic protects it from bugs. But here it is necessary to consider - a dry cellar or wet. We have a cellar under the garage, and it happens a little damp. Vegetables are stored well (photo 5). But maybe readers will advise some more proven ways to store beans?
© Author: Elena Kursk
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