Re: Speckled butter beans
I also grow them, but dragonfly you left out several of the best things.
Originally Posted by dragonfly
First: these beans (as most) store good with either diamt. earth or in the freezer for long periods or do quite well from year to year to use as seeds for next year. Just be sure you start out with the heirloom type seeds which have not been genetically modified.
Second: most all beans are very nutricious and the speckled butter beans are some of my favorties as far as eating.
Third: If you are in to stores for survival, a few beans go a long way. Mixed with a little meat they make a fairly complete meal. I like most beans mixed with chopped onions/ground meat, and hot water cornbread. Grow a few extra to share with your friends and neighbors who don't believe in the crash, you might be keeping them off the government soup lines.
Fourth: Beans are a legume and will put nitrogen back into the soil and are also easy to grow.
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