This is the first year I planted hard beans. I planted 7 different kinds. I planted some Jacob's Cattle beans and picked some that had dry outer shells. Some of the beans I shelled the outer pods were on the yellow side and the outer pod was not completely dry and a few of the outer pods were still green. I have each of these separated and I am wondering if these are still ok to eat or should I be throwing them out? Does anyone know? I've read somewhere that the outer pods should be completely dry -- but how long after the pods are dry is it safe to shell them?