Black Beans - 1st and last time I grow them.


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I spent 2 1/2 hours shelling black beans today and got less than a 22oz cup worth. These better be good. This was the first time I ever grew them. I treated them like soybeans, and let them die and harden before picking.




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They are very nice in soup, but it does take a long time cooking. What are you going to do with them please? I like the yellow version and would seek them out to put in a stew!

2 and a half hours. I know the frustration. You can't let them ripe naturally?

I have the same headache with my altroemeria seeds and have to crack them open sometimes. It hurts my fingers. Sometimes, they would explode and would hurt my feet when I walk around!
 
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And now you know first hand why so many people moved away from hands-on agriculture. What’s worse is it demands dirt cheap labor in order to be economically functional.
 
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And now you know first hand why so many people moved away from hands-on agriculture. What’s worse is it demands dirt cheap labor in order to be economically functional.
Too true - bitter truth!
 
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