How to Dry Lima Beans?

kamisha100(Z9FL)August 19, 2009

Hello All,

I am having a wonderful growing season. This is my second year growing. I decided to grow some Bush Baby Lima beans for the first time this year. I had just one container of them.

My quaestion is How do I dry them so I can store them for the winter? I had been letting them dry in the pod and I just shelled about a pound. I don't know what I need to do with them next. Thanks in advance for any advice.

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Just spread them out, perhaps on a cookie sheet, and let them dry. Since you let them dry in the pod, which was good, they are almost ready. When you can't dent them with a fingernail you'll know they are dry enough to store in a jar. Be sure, once they are good and dry, to seal them in something air tight and freeze them for about two days. Then remove their container from the freezer and let them come up to ambient temperature before you open them again (This is important). Freezing will kill weevil eggs, which are almost always hiding under the beans' skin.

Tahlequah, OK

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