Drying bean seeds in humid climate
My bean varieties are relatively rare, so seeds can be hard to buy. I try to save some for seed.
I harvested my remaining bean plants around first frost, dumping the entire plants in the garage. The hope was that they would be protected from wetness, and dry to good, usable seeds.
But although there's no water in the garage, it is unheated and the air has been cool and damp. Many of the pods are rotting instead of drying.
I should have harvested some of my plants for seeds in late summer, when the sun was shining and the weather was hot. But I hate to lose my bean plants early when they will keep producing food if left alone.
(This is another small space gardening issue. If I had a larger garden, I could grow plenty of beans for both food and seed.)
Are there ways I don't know to get bean seeds to form and dry properly in a cool, damp fall/winter?
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