How to dry pole beans
So I'm new to gardening, and am figuring out what I'm doing by trial and error/google. :)
Our pole beans went crazy and before I knew it, had turned over ripe. I picked the green (but overripe) pods anyway, but now am wondering if I can salvage them to use later. My questions now are:
1. Can I shell and dry them? Will they taste good later?
2. Should I shell them now, and let the beans dry out, or
3. Should I leave them in the green pods (picked) pods and let them dry before shelling?
4. After drying, how do I store them, and how long will they be good?