The Kidney Bean is highly popular and renowned for making the best baked beans. They can be canned or kept dry for extended periods.
Directly sow your bean seeds in a rich, moist, well-drained soil exposed to full sun once all risk of frost is eliminated. Plant them 1 inch deep and 6 inches apart. Germination should normally occur within 10 days. Avoid overwatering as the seeds may rot. Once germination has occurred, keep the soil moist; you can use mulch to achieve this more effectively.
If cold temperatures threaten, protect your plants or uproot them for storage, hanging them upside down in a cool, dry place until the seeds rattle in the pods.