I want to try growing my own black beans. Here's a dumb question... Can I take the dried beans I've bought and plant them? Or do I need to get special seeds?
Otherwise do you treat them like peas?
Maybe try sprouting a few and see how it goes?
Only trouble with not knowing the cultivar is you won't know if they need to climb or not. I guess if you plan for climbers and they don't, nothing lost. I'm trying a black bean this year called Black Valentine, and it's a dual purpose fresh or dried and bush habit. Hopeful!