Option 1. Put the seeds in a shallow bowl and cover them with water. Leave them for several days. Option 2. Soak in an acidic environment by adding a tablespoon of coffee or a few drops of kitchen vinegar.
Option 3. Use a wet paper towel or napkin for germinating your green bean seeds. Fold the other half of the towel over or lay another towel on top of the seeds. Secure the borders to ensure no seed falls out and set them aside.
Soak your seeds long enough for them to swell but not too long that they begin to turn sour and rot. Too much soaking will cause the seeds to start decomposing.
Don’t soak your seeds the night before rain is expected but wait until the forecast promises a good planting season. This helps you be able to get into the garden and not compact the soil too much.
So to be able to plant your seeds, you will need to have saved them from the previous harvest. Saving green bean seeds is easy; all you have to do is follow a few steps.