Although both lima beans and butter beans come from the same genus, they are actually two different types of beans. The smaller version is known as baby lima beans, while the larger versions of lima beans are what many p... More »

Grow lima beans by choosing a sunny site in which to plant them, giving them plenty of room to grow, keeping the soil moist, adding support for vine varieties and composting the soil. You need lima bean seeds, black plas... More »

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Lima beans can be planted in a cup. However, in order for lima bean plants to grow to full size and produce beans, the plant that sprouts in the cup needs to be transplanted into a larger container or a garden. More »

As of November 2015, Amazon.com and websites for Marx Pantry and North Bay Trading Company sell dried speckled butter beans, also known as Christmas lima beans. Amazon.com suggests mixing the butter beans with sweet corn... More »

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An easy-to-follow recipe for succotash on Epicurious.com combines onions, tomatoes, corn and lima beans with simple seasonings. A quick and easy succotash recipe is also available on FoodNetwork.com. More »

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One way to cook pattypan squash is to stuff the roasted squash shells with a combination of sauteed squash flesh, shallot, garlic, salt and pepper, corn, lima beans, pecans and thyme. The dish is served immediately after... More »

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Lima bean soup uses leftover ham, lima beans and a combination of other flavors and ingredients. The soup is allowed to simmer for about an hour, until the flavors meld and a delicious comfort food takes shape. More »

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