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Saving bean seeds

Saving bean seeds

Next up on the seed-saving docket is green beans. This is probably the very easiest vegetable to save seeds from, although shelling the beans is a bit time-consuming. Just wait until the pods are brown, remove the seeds from the husks, and let the former dry for a couple of weeks until all moisture is gone.

For more details on the easiest vegetable seeds to save, how to process them, and more, check out Weekend Homesteader: August.

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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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