how much to plant for dry beans?
When I say dry beans I'm referring to stuff you would dry, and wouldn't use fresh in cooking. Basically stuff like cannellini beans (white kidney beans), navy beans, kidney beans, black beans, edamame (young Japanese green soybeans), pigeon peas (not too familiar with it, just know it's a bean very commonly used in latino cuisine) and pinto are what come to mind.
I'd be growing the bush varieties of these beans. I'm not saying I'm going to do this this growing season, it's merely for future reference because I'd be interested in trying this later.
How many plants would you plant if you're going to dry them, and use them at a later date (shell them and then store the beans whole essentially).
I'd be the only one using the beans, but I use cannellini and black beans regularly.
Also this is going to be offtopic but here goes anyway.
There is a site that says for a family of 4, you should plant a 15 foot row of green beans. However I do container gardening, so this makes no sense. How many plants is the equivalent of a 15' row? I'm assuming this depends on what variety of green bean you're growing? (bush or pole).
I think you plant bush beans 3" apart and 15' converted to inches is 180".
Since I do container gardening I need to know how many plants is the equivalent of how many you'd grow in a 15 foot row, because you don't use row spacing with container gardening.