Starting White Beans?
A friend gave me an envelope of dried white beans from Umbira, Italy. I don't know what kind they are, but I'm hoping to sprout them and see how they do in our mediterranean climate here in CA. I have never grown beans from seed before.
I have a bag of Miracle Gro vegetable soil and some plastic 6-pack containers from previous purchases at the nursery. I dont, however, have a seed tray to do the soaking method recommended here (although I could probably put it on a cookie sheet or something, I would think, if necessary).
Should I soak the beans or put them on wet paper towels to speed germination, or stick them dry into the soil?
How many beans should I plant per cell?
How often should I water them?
Should I put them into the sun?
Anything else I should know?
How long until they should germinate?