One of my first memories from school, is growing beans on cotton wool, in an old yogurt pot.
Some of you may know that I love growing my own vegetables and try to live as frugally as possible. One of my wishes, is to teach my children how to enjoy growing their own vegetables while teaching them all about how things grow.
I know Willow is still very young and possibly doesn’t quite understand the science of growing produce yet, but it can never be too early to start teaching her about these sort of things.
Last week, I washed out an old yogurt pot, stuffed it with cotton wool and added enough water to keep the cotton wool moist. I then pushed a broad bean between the wall of the pot and the cotton wool. The broad beans I used, were just beans that I had saved from last years crop and dried out, ready to sow this year.
Well, a week later our beans have started growing! I explain to Willow every day what is happening and why, and I give her time to look at the bean and water it. When the bean gets big enough we will plant it in a bag and grow it into a big plant, ready to harvest the beans that it produces, and have them in a yummy dinner!!
Apologies for the unclear pic, but here are our (possibly) prize broad beans!
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