How to Grow Black Beans in Homesteading Garden for Survival or at least an increased level of self sufficiency. From a single, one-cup serving of black beans you get nearly 15 grams of fiber and over 15 grams of protein.
Want to grow another plant in your garden? You don’t have to live on a large homestead to grow black beans. They are easy to make and delicious. Black beans are as easy as any other type of bean to grow, heavily used in Latin American dishes and part of different ingredients.
People like to plant them at the start of Spring, planting them in March so they can be easily picked out in the summer. On average, black beans will mature in 100 days from planting. To know the beans are finished is when the plant falls over and are brown or when you shake the bean pod and you hear the beans rattling around.
Here is a great recipe using Black Beans in a whole food lunch bowl (Recipe Here)
For eating these beans and using them often, grow at least 15 plants per person and it should last you one full year until you have to grow them again.
Black beans won’t go bad and are incredibly easy to preserve.
Just plant them, water them, give them sunlight, and just wait.
They can be grown in the ground or in containers.
Remove them from the pods and store them in some type of airtight container like a glass jar. Use only when you have to cook them for some special dish, like anything spicy or a Mexican dish or even for homemade burritos mixed with rice and your favorite meat. Frijoles negros, as it’s called in Spanish, are the perfect addition to a recipe where taste is rich and it gives a kick to whatever you may need to add it.
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