So I know this isn't really the way you're supposed to do it, but I had picked some overgrown beans from my community plot the other day and they didn't taste very good so I shelled them and left them to dry. Who knows if they'll grow next year but I figure, it's worth trying! I have some tendergreen and some royal burgundy. I don't really have a mesh type thing so I'll just turn them every once in a while. It's how I dried my chamomile flowers and it worked pretty well. I also saved some seeds from my overgrown pattypan squash and am drying them in the same way. Again, big experiment! But one worth doing when the alternative is the compost bin! Crossing my fingers!