(Phaseolus vulgaris) There’s a reason this Italian heirloom dry bean is so popular: the flavor is amazing, some would say unparalleled. Makes a delightful soup but can be the star ingredient in dozens of different dishes. Easy to grow and process.
Planting suggestions: Direct sow when soil is warmed and danger of frost has passed. Grows with a bush habit, not pole, so no trellis is required. Thin to 12″ apart if irrigating regularly, ” 24″ apart if dry farming. Cease irrigating when all the pods are turning brown. Wait to harvest until entirely dried out. Pods will rattle when finished.
At least 25 seeds per packet