How to Grow Bean Plants

Green ones, yellow ones, purple ones — who knew there was magic in a bucket of beans? Learn how to grow bean plants in your home garden with this step-by-step guide.

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4. Make room for the bean seeds.

Make a few 2-inch-deep holes spaced equally around the soil-filled bucket, and put a soaked bean into each hole. Fill the hole with soil and cover with a bag.

Create Holes in Soil to Plant Bean SeedsEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - Ready Set Grow! © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

5. Spread glue on the bucket's lip.

Cover it with glitter to keep slugs away from the seedlings. For extra protection, sprinkle glitter, broken eggshells or crushed seashells on the soil. Put newspaper underneath the bucket to catch any spilt glitter.

Glitter Helps Deter Garden PestsEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - Ready Set Grow! © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

6. Watch for seedlings.

When they appear, cut both ends off some plastic bottles and use them to protect each one from slugs. Keep the plants well watered as they grow.

Plants in Plastic ContainersEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - Ready Set Grow! © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Excerpted from Ready, Set, Grow! by DK Books

2010

Dorling Kindersley

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