School science projects often focus on water versus soil when measuring sprouting and growth rate of a bean, but when it comes to beans meant for consumption, they grow better in soil. Plant your bean seeds in fertile soil in a sunny patch of the garden rather than in a glass of water.
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Bobbie Brewer has been writing since 1990. Her work has appeared in publications and on Web sites including Garden Guides and Trails. Brewer is an international traveler, outdoors enthusiast and has been gardening since 1991. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English from California State University, Sacramento.