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, with work appearing in print and online. She covers topics related to international travel, outdoor recreation, parenting and gardening. Brewer holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from California State University, Sacramento.