Decide how many bean plants you would like to have based on the amount of room you have in the garden. Basically figure on planting a bean every 3 inches in rows running north to south and at least 12 inches apart. Measure out your space in inches and divide it by 3 to get the total number of beans to plant. Now add about 25 percent to that number in case some do not sprout.
Soak the beans overnight in a container so that they are immersed in water. Drain them the next day when you are ready to plant them.
Loosen up the soil to a depth of 3 or 4 inches with a hoe, removing any rocks or sticks. Mark the row with a string stretch between two sticks and pushed into the ground at either end of the row.
Bury the damp beans carefully into a hole about 1 inch deep made either by your finger or by a pencil or stick. Push the dirt from the side to cover the hole and gently tamp down.
Sprinkle the row with a fine stream of water so as not to wash away the dirt, exposing the bean. After a few days, the beans should emerge as little sprouts. A few weeks later, you should see blossoms and then quickly, small beans. Pick them while they are thin and straight, before the beans inside start bulging.