Celebrate Beans!

July is National Baked Bean Month. You can celebrate by baking some beans to enjoy with your hotdogs (it’s National Hot Dog Month too) or you can celebrate by planting some beans now to bake later. And there are so many different kinds of beans to enjoy. The beans considered hot season beans include black-eyed peas (cowpeas), fava, lima, garbanzo (chickpeas), scarlet runner, Anasazi, and the O’odham tepary. The great thing about the tepary bean is that you can plant them in July, and if we have good monsoons, they will survive on rainfall alone, producing a crop of tasty low carb, high protein beans with wonderful natural soluble fibers. Plus they cook quickly. All of these beans are available from Native Seeds/SEARCH. (Green beans are better planted in August up to about Labor Day for enjoyment in the cooling days of autumn.) Light. Find a site that will get…

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