We've been picking peas daily. They are drying on the bushes ans easy to shell. We are pulling the bushes for compost and cleaning out that area of the garden.
Once I shell them they are placed on trays and put in the sun to dry. With 90 and 100 degree days it doesn't take but just a few days to completely dry them.
Once I completely dry them then they go into jars for storage.
Then I place them in the freezer for a few days to freeze and kill any bugs or bug larvae that may be in there. Once they have been in the freezer for about 5 days then I take them out and just store them on a shelf in the pantry. They can be eaten as dried beans or used for seeds at that point. Should have plenty of pea seeds for next year. Since I have quite a few jars of field peas canned these will more than like likely be used as seeds.
How do you store dried beans?
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