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This doomsday bean home page is a list of our six bean pages. They give information on beans and how they can be used in an end of times scenario.
Beans are a staple in nearly every garden. At David's Garden Seeds® we offer only those that meet our standards for flavor, true-to-type performance and yield. Our selection includes bush beans, dry beans, lima beans, fava beans, pole beans and soybeans.
We have chosen those we think are the best for growing, eating and storing in a doomsday scenario.
We include yellow and purple beans with the thought that some food scavengers will think there is something wrong with them due to the fact that they are not green.
Beans are generally easy to grow. Some like heat and some like cold giving you a wide harvesting season which will give you a better chance to have beans to eat year round.
Bush and pole beans will need to be eaten fresh unless you have a way to can them. So stagger your plantings of these so you have a fresh supply over a longer period of time. When it gets too hot or cold, they will stop producing.
And beans are relativity cheap to purchase. You can add five pounds to your doomsday cache without spending a lot of money. And they will last for two to four years.
According to Jim Myers, "Seed is best stored through the winter at 50 degrees, at 50 percent humidity. A good way to store unused seed packets is to place them in a sealed jar with a desiccant such as powdered milk or rice at the bottom (to absorb moisture). Store seed in a cool area, such as a basement."
The key to storing seeds, any seed, is to keep them dry and cool.
Be careful of what you read. Not everyone out there understands the difference between hybrids, open-pollinates, heirlooms and genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
Some people call all open pollinates heirlooms. This is not true. All heirlooms are open pollinated but not all open pollinated seeds are heirlooms.
Generally to have the "heirloom" name, a seed needs to have been around for 50 to 75 years. There is no standard, like there is to call something "organic". That is why growers and sellers of seeds can get by with calling them heirlooms when they really are not.
Email us if you have any questions or doubts if a certain seeds is a heirloom. We by no means know it all but we may be able to help.
(In the picture above is out fall 2018 beans. It is the best looking foliage for beans we have had in several years.)
Our fall beans for 2018 are coming along great despite the 12 inches of rain we have had. Right now they need more sunshine which is what they are getting.
I am planning on harvesting these and then canning them outside as if we were in a doomsday scenario.
All of the variety information on the David's Garden Seeds® website, including the days to
maturity, color and size are based on data from tests done at specific
locations. Many factors, including geographic location, daytime and
nighttime temperatures, the availability of plant nutrients, many unknown climate factors and insects/pest interact to determine a variety's
performance. For information on which varieties will perform best in
your area, we recommend that you contact your local county extension agent or a Master Gardener.
David’s Garden Seeds®, gardening is our passion. We provide top quality,
non-GMO seeds so families can learn about gardening and love it. In turn, we
hope they will pass this passion down to their children and
grandchildren, teaching them to grow delicious food, fresh herbs and