|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?|
|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!
Seeds West: www.seedswestgardenseeds.com
Native Seeds/SEARCH: http://www.azstarnet.com/~nss/