THE GREAT BEAN RACE
Beans grow fast in summer. Sow some bean seeds in little pots and design an experiment: Once your seedlings are growing strongly, try some with fertiliser and some without. You could try different fertilisers, like Yates Thrive, worm tea. Or see what happens if you use different soils or potting mixes. Compare the colour of the leaves and measure the height every day as your bean plants grow. You could even make a height chart for each plant. What happens if you grow beans in the shade?
Beans love warm soil! It’s time to sow beans once the soil reaches 16˚C, night and day. Scarlet runner beans have beautiful scarlet flowers. Most beans need bees for pollination, but runner beans can pollinate themselves.