Every now and again, we plant new things in our garden. But have you ever tried to grow beans before? Did you know that it is possible to actually grow a bean plant from the bagged dry beans you get from the grocery store? Well, you can and it’s easier than you think. At my local Walmart, dry red beans in a 1 pound bag costs $1.69 and you can imagine how many bean plants you can grow from that many seeds. Not only is this very economical, it’s also super easy and a great project to do with the kids. Have fun telling them about how the seed turns into food. Children love to see things grow, and beans
grow at a rate where every day it either grows another inch or another leaf.
All You Need Is:
– Dry Beans
– A glass or plastic jar
– Paper towels
– Plastic wrap
– A needle to puncture the plastic wrap
– A rubber wrist band
First, wet the paper towel and put it in the bottom of the jar, then drop the beans into the jar and wet a second paper towel and put it on top the beans in the jar.
Now stretch some plastic wrap over the mouth of the jar and put a rubber wrist band around the top. Then, poke some holes in the top with a needle, now just wait a couple of days and you’ll soon see a sprout.
Once the sprouts touch the plastic wrap you can take it off, and when your plant grows about 6 inches you can take it out of the jar and plant it into the ground or a pot with dirt. Let your child help with this part.
In a few weeks time, your bean plant or plants will be pretty big. Let me know how the kids liked the project! Maybe take a picture of them and the plant that the helped grow and share it with the family. Have a few suggestions? Have fun with it!