All About Growing Dry Beans and Peas

Learn the ins and outs of growing dry beans and peas, including lima beans, runner beans, tepary beans, field peas and more. You’ll be surprised to learn that growing beans is a real snap.

There are a number of different bean varieties to grow and cook. Pictured from left to right are ‘Streamline’ runner beans, ‘Christmas’ lima beans, ‘Yin Yang’ dry beans, ‘Dwarf Horticultural’ dry beans and ‘Pinkeye Purple Hull’ cowpeas.
Illustration by Keith Ward