How to germinate beans and legumes in water
Here’s a quick tutorial to teach you how we germinate beans and legumes to grow little plants.
Watch the 1-minute video to learn the super easy method, using supplies you already have in your kitchen.
Beans are some of the easiest and fastest seeds to grow, perfect for beginners.Here’s some extra info to help you succeed:
They swell up.
After soaking, beans can easily swell to twice the size they were in their dried form. That’s completely normal. The skin can sometimes fall off, that doesn’t really matter for the germination process
They grow fast
We love to grow big climbing beans such as Gigandes or Styrian beans. They grow so fast! You can expect them to grow several centimeters per day. They’re great climbers and you can train them to grow over pipes and gutters to camouflage them. They also flower and will produce large beans that you can eat, or plant again.
Try them all
There are a lot of different beans out there. They all grow easily and quickly, so try them all. Our favorites : Fava beans, giant lima beans (Gigandes), Styrian beans or Scarlett Runner beans, but also chickpeas.
Can’t wait to see the result?
We have a little timelapse video for you, so you can watch the process already, while you wait for your acorns to sprout.
Did you successfully sprout your beans?
Time to set it up on water, to grow further. The perfect tool for the job is a porcelain germination plate. It will keep the seed dry and will make your little floating forest look amazing.
Already a pro at growing beans?
What’s your next challenge? Here’s lots of ideas for other plants and seeds to try next.