Spring seeds

13 02 2009

Spring feels like it is here already! Beans are some of the easiest plants to begin growing indoors. Simply soak them overnight (or stick them in the fridge, depending on the type), plant them in a little pot of soil, and keep them in a sunny window with regular water.

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Look closely at the young bean plants that are sprouting. You can see that the wee little bean is still attached to the stalk of the plant. The chubby bean provides nourishment for the growing plant in its early days, much like an egg yolk provides energy to a baby chicken developing inside the egg. The longer a plant grows, the smaller the attached bean gets as the growing plant “eats” it all up! I’m hoping I’ll have some more beans in the summer to eat for myself! Happy planting!

bean plants

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