Growing dry beans and shellies intensively
I am interested in increasing the amount of shellies or dry beans that I am growing. I've had great success growing green string beans, but I have produced very few dry beans per square foot in my small raised beds.
I realize that unlike green string beans, which produce continuously through the summer months, I can only get one crop of dry beans per year. Even so, surely things can be done to improve.
Has anyone developed techniques to grow large quantities of dry beans (or shell beans) in small spaces?
I would be very interested to hear from anyone on TGN who has successfully grown dry beans in quantity in a small urban or suburban garden (not on acreage or in a large row garden).
Dry beans and shell beans have so much potential, but the amount of finished dry or shell beans I get each year is only a few handfuls per 4 ft x 4 ft raised bed. That isn't enough.
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