How do I collect and store seeds from beans?

Asked October 30, 2014, 1:17 PM EDT

I have collected Scarlet Runner Beans for seeds next year, how can I tell when they are dry enough to store?

Clatsop County Oregon

1 Response

If you have harvested the pods, remove the beans from the shell and spread them out on dry hard surface in the house to dry naturally. Usually only takes a week or two in normal conditions. If the beans are still very soft, you might consider drying them in a dehydrator for a day or two.