Thursday, November 15, 2007

The First Bean

The Bear Ridge Project is proud to announce that it has produced its first bean plant! After a couple of failed attempts at growing the illusive plant one finally popped its head above the soil a couple of days ago. The plant pictured is only 3 days old! Two more had broken the surface as of noon today.

The original beans apparently were planted to deep. The packet said to plant them 1 to 1 ½ inches down and even with warmed soil they failed to germinate. The latest batch was planted ½ inch down and sprouted after just a couple of days. The first type up was a Tender Improved Bush variety. None of the peas have sprouted yet. In the background you can see some broccoli. Broccoli apparently is a very delicate plant when it is young, it is hard to believe these will grow into the large heads you see at the market.

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