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Pinto Bean Explosion

bean blow outThe tall jar I used to soak the pinto beans in has been cracked for over a year now and I guess the pressure of the beans expanding was just too much for it to handle. I've switched over to soaking them in a bowl to avoid any further bean blow outs.

If you would like to learn more about the history of bean breeding in this country you might want to check out this informative Michigan State University article.

The modern high yield bean of today owes a lot to a couple of plant pathologists working for the USDA in the 1940's. They pioneered a program using X-ray mutation breeding that helped to bring about one of the first bush navy bean varieties.

This post is part of our Sprouting Beans for Chickens series.  Read all of the entries:

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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I just started sprouting and read articles how to do it. I was told, by the lady who showed me how to sprout that the chickens need no other feed but the sprouts. Is this so? Do I feed them their regular Laye Crumbles, or just the BOSS sprouts? I don't want to kill my beautiful Chickens. Approximately how much Sprouts are fed per chicken? Thank You Betty

Comment by Betty Alcaraz Sun Nov 9 23:11:32 2014
I can grow lots of bananas and coconut for fat how can i supplement tropical foods for chicken feed as i do not have so much grains
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