Once the pods have dried on the plant, this is when to harvest bean seeds. Remove the pods from the plants and lay them out to dry inside for at least two weeks. After the two weeks have passed following the harvesting of bean pods, shell the beans or you can leave the seeds within the pods until the planting season.
- Dry the seeds. Africa Studio/Shutterstock.
- Stash them somewhere airtight.
- Put the containers in a dry and cool place.
- Toss any seeds pass their prime.
- Prepare for planting.
- Expect a few duds.