I can’t believe it was five weeks ago that I planted my bean seeds. 🙂 They took to the twine I tied with just a little guidance. The morning sun is just peering over the neighbors house, so the leaves are catching some lovely natural light.
The runners have traveled almost to the top of the window! I love how they travel. The leaves are still forming and the color is good, so this week for sure I will add some fertilizer and keep a close eye on it. I really want to see how healthy my plant can be not in a green house or outdoors, but just in my window. 🙂
The leaves have continued to grow large and have spread out nicely. At first I thought I might plant two jars in this window, but I think one leaves the right amount of room for the plant to spread without being cramped. Like I’ve mentioned before, this is a great project to document when children are not able to be here for every step. I do look forward to this coming school year when we can plant more things and document the progress together though. 🙂
I love how the roots are visible and the plant is growing so nicely. I have detected a little bit of moss growing on the inside of the jar, but I think that is a result of the plant being inside a glass jar; somewhat of a a mini echo system. As far as the jar goes, like with the snap peas, when they finished growing and producing their vegetables I used scissors to cut the roots and take out the whole mess from the jar. I like reusing my jars and find no reason to break them. The old plant can then go into a compost pile or in my case the yard bin.
Please share some of your plant growing adventures!
Heidi Scott, BA & MIT
The Marigold School of Early Learning! 🙂