This is a great experiment for kids to do. This is the set-up day, and I will put the links to updates here.

day four pictures

day six pictures

Take a glass and fill it will cotton wool.

Runner beans in cotton wool

Push some runner beans down between the glass and the cotton wool – four does it well one at each quarter.

Runner beans in cotton wool

Water well and put in a warm light place – a sunny windowsill is ideal.

Runner beans in cotton wool

day four pictures

4 Responses to “Runner beans in cotton wool”


  1. […] great bean trick with kids is to grow beans in cotton wool. Poke two or three beans down between the cotton wool and the glass. Water well, and the kids can […]


  2. […] quick update on how the runner beans in cotton wool are doing. It is day four, and we now have roots growing from the bean […]


  3. […] This is the update from day 6 of runner beans in cotton wool […]


  4. […] can get your kids involved in the gardening – get them growing runner beans in cotton wool, or enter a pumpkin growing competition, or give them responsibility for one crop. So John’s […]

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