The Q&A Archives: Dried Bean Sources

Question: I can't seem to find seeds for pinto beans, navy beans, or other dry beans anywhere. Can I plant beans plucked from supermarket bins? Why are they not commonly grown in backyard gardens?

Answer: Here are some sources for dried beans that do well in the Southwest. Sometimes products for market have "growth and sprout inhibitors" applied, so I wouldn't recommend them, but you can always try. I know a few people who grow dried beans. I think most gardeners don't have a lot of time anymore, so they grow things that taste fresh and sweet. Just an opinion!

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