When to harvest shell beans(kidney Beans)

Discussion in 'Gardening & Plant Propagation' started by yellowlab2, Jul 23, 2005.

  1. yellowlab2

    yellowlab2 Well-Known Member

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    First time grower of kidney beans and I dont know when to harvest them. Should i wait until they dry on the bush or harvest right away?
    Thanks for any help given.







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  2. marvella

    marvella Well-Known Member

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    wait until they dry on the vine. then you can pull up the vine by the roots, and pull off the pods. after you shell them. lay them out on a flat pan to dry further before storing them.
     

  3. dlangland

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    I used to just pick them as I found dry pods, and put them in brown paper bags until my girls had time to shuck them. It was a little less daunting for the teens to do a bag or 2 at a time.