Growing Lentils

LoboGothic(6b SW Ontario CANADA)November 5, 2012

Came home from France yesterday where I found Beluga lentils. Only place I've been able to buy them has been Europe although the package says, "Grown in Canada". Planted them a couple of years ago and unfortunately too late in the spring and did not thin them properly. I'm anxious to try them again this year.

Any one with experience growing lentils?

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chaman(z7MD)

Just type Lentils in the Garden web's search engine that is above on this page in right side.

    Bookmark   December 6, 2012 at 6:17PM
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catherine_nm

I buy small black lentils from the bulk bins at Whole Foods, but I found them for less at Purcell Mountain Farm. Just plant from the bag of eating beans, it will be okay. ;-)

Dry beans are considered a field or farm crop rather than a garden crop because it takes so many plants to produce a decent harvest. If you are clearing a new garden bed, or half the yard, plant your lentils there as a cover crop and to improve the soil without taking up all of your usual garden space. Then read up about threshing grain, as that will be more what you will need to do than the usual bean shelling process.

Good luck!

Catherine (farmer's daughter)

Here is a link that might be useful: Purcell Mountain Farms

    Bookmark   December 26, 2012 at 6:56PM
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