We have put together five varieties of dried bean for you to try growing, apart from the pea bean they are all dwarf growing types best started off under glass and planted out in June. The Pea Bean is a climber so will need some support. Leave the beans to fully dry in the sun before harvesting and you will have a very healthy crop of dried beans.
Dried Beans are high in soluble fiber that helps reduce cholesterol, high in potassium and contain good quantities of magnesium along with other vital nutrients which help regulate blood pressure. Dried Beans are high in protein and carbohydrates, low in fats and calories. This combination with the soluble fiber make beans a great diet food and helps to reduce hunger.
Black Eyed Beans (Black Eyed Peas)
Black Turtle Beans