Posted by: beyonddinner | September 4, 2009

Black bean harvest

One of the experiments we did in our garden this year was to try to grow black beans and chickpeas.  The chickpeas failed to germinate, but the black beans came through.  Here’s our harvest so far from two square feet of black bean plants.

black bean harvest

black bean harvest

There are still 10 or so pods (sticking up from the bowl) that we are waiting to dry out a little before taking out the beans.  So it looks like we got enough for a meal out of our little experiment!  The beans are shiny and black – I can’t wait to eat them.

We probably eat about a meal of black beans every week or so, so I think we would need about 100+ square feet of black beans to feed us for a year.  Something to aspire to 🙂


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