Grow a bean plant
Growing a bean plant can take up to 2 weeks.
Ask an adult to help you find or buy these things:
You will need:
broad bean seed
a piece of kitchen roll or a napkin
Ready to start growing?
Swirl some water around in your jar, then tip it out.
Leave the jar wet - don't dry it.
The seed will need that bit of water to begin to grow.
Roll up a piece of kitchen roll or a napkin and put it inside the jar, pressing it against the glass.
Then, slip your bean seed in between the napkin and the glass.
Put the jar with the bean in it on a windowsill where it will get plenty of light.
Use a plant spray or a spoon to sprinkle a little water on it every day.
Can you name two things that plants need to grow well?
After a few days your bean should start to sprout roots.
This is called germination.
Then, the bean will start to grow a stem too.
The stem should grow upwards, as it looks for the light.
After about ten days your bean seed should have grown a bigger stem and some leaves. It is now a little bean plant.
To make sure it keeps growing and stays healthy, carefully take it out of the jar and plant it in a large pot with some soil.
You can keep you pot inside during the winter, or outside during the summer.
Enjoy your growing!
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