Growing bean plants in cotton is one of the easiest ways to observe and learn how a plant grows. This is why it's a very common experiment in schools. Whether you want to do this project with your child, or simply want a no-fuss way to start your own bean plants indoors, this DIY is perfect!
What you'll need
- Swisspers Cotton Balls
- Bean Seed
- Glass Jar or Bottle
What you'll do
- Place some Swisspers Cotton Balls into your container.
- Stick one bean seed onto a cotton ball close to the side of the container so you can observe the cool root system.
- Water your b ean until the cotton ball is damp, but not drenched.
- Place the container in the window and be patient!
Within 4 days we saw that the bean started to sprout small roots and then began to grow steadily. When the bean reaches about 6-7 inches you can plant it in the ground (cotton and all).
Tip: Make sure any danger of frost has passed before transplanting outdoors. Beans should be planted in a sunny location in soil that drains well.