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    Default Drying Borlotti Beans.

    I have just harvested the borlotti Beans. Some were already nice and dry on the plants others still need drying out before storing. Should I leave them in the pods and allow them to dry out or should I remove them from the pods?

    Was thinking about spreading them out on a windowsill but I don't think there is enough windowsill in the house.
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    I have mine in the airing cupboard - the pods open up on their own and I remove a few each night as they shrivel up.

    They need to be fully dry - so try biting one and if you don't leave a tooth mark - then they are ready.


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    Thanks for that guys. Good job we take one of the broad sheets. There are hundreds of pods.

    Mrs snuffer will not be impressed if I've carpeted the study with newspaper and covered it with beans by the time she gets home.
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    I'm podding mine and throwing in the freezer, so I don't have to rehydrate, getting the timing right is tricky though... soooooo tempting then...
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    I have just filled one freezer drawer with shelly beans - they aren't going to dry any more in this cool damp weather
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    Hi guys, I have just harvested a load of mine. (Been a tad busy)
    The pods were soggy and going mouldy so i thought that i would take them out of the pods.
    Am i right in thinking that if they are not completely rock hard, I just freeze them and they only need a ten minute boil?

    Also, how do I make them seeds for next year please? Do I just dry some?
    Thanks in advance.

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