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.

Native Americans used cornstalks in their Three Sisters gardens to provide a place for rambling bean vines to climb. Bean tipis made of metal, wood, plastic, or salvaged materials work splendidly as well.
Illustration by Keith Ward