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How To Grow Bean Seeds In A Ziplock Bag

Welcome to a delightful journey into the world of botany right from the comfort of your home! In this blog post, we'll embark on an exciting experiment that combines education with entertainment: growing bean seeds in a simple yet captivating manner - inside a ziplock bag. This hands-on activity is not only a fantastic way to introduce children to the wonders of plant growth but also serves as a fascinating learning experience for curious minds of all ages. So, grab your ziplock bags and let's dive into the enchanting realm of seed germination and plant development!

When to start seeds indoors?

As a general rule seeds should be started six to eight weeks before the last frost in your area. This can be a little tricky depending on where you live. Here in the northeast for example you never really know what you are going to get. It could be 60 degrees one day and 30 degrees the next day so you don't want to put your seedlings outside too early. The packet of seeds usually tells you when to start them indoors. Not to worry if you have started seeds too early, or the weather isn't cooperating you can transplant your seedlings into a bigger container.

How To Grow Beans in a Ziplock Bag

Growing beans in a bag provides a simple and enjoyable opportunity for children to explore plant growth and food cultivation. Witnessing the transformation from seed to seedling, observing roots extend and the plant thrive, is both educational and thrilling. After 7 to 10 days, the bean seedling can be transplanted into soil, but until then, both children and adults can marvel at the mysteries unfolding beneath the surface. It's an engaging springtime activity for all ages.

What You Will Need To Germinate Bean Seeds In A bag

Green bean seeds ( I bought a package at Walmart for .97 cents )

Paper towels

Ziplock sandwich bag



Fold a paper towel to the size of the ziplock bag. Wet it with water. You want the paper towel wet but not dripping wet. Place your seeds in the bag on top of the wet paper towel, fold the paper towel over the seed, and seal the bag. I recommend placing only two seeds per bag so the roots don't get tangled. Place your seeds in a warm spot with light. Check the paper towel every couple of days to make sure it is still wet. When your roots are long and hardy like the picture below, transplant the seedling into the soil. I hope you enjoy growing beans in a bag!

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