Sprouting Green Beans

If you find your bean patch has not  produced sprouts as you expected.

You CAN replant them.

Or if you are getting a late start planting.

To speed up the process you can sprout your own seeds.

Get a paper towel, wet it and wring it out. You only want it damp, not wet.

Fold it in half lengthwise and lay your new green bean seeds along one side of the folded damp paper towel.


Fold the paper towel in half lengthwise again, over the row of bean seeds.


Depending on how many seeds you need to sprout is how many damp paper towels you’ll need.



Stack the seed filled damp paper towels on top of eachother.


And carefully place in storage bag with paper towel openings, pointing up. Let out the air and seal the storage bag.


In a few days, you’ll have pre-sprouted bean seeds.

The seeds in my picture were taken four days after placing in damp paper towel.


Keep them in the paper towel and storage bag until ready to plant.

Be ready to plant as soon as they sprout, they won’t last long in this stage.

Plant as usual.

Taking care not to break off the sprouts.

And in a few days you’ll have beans reaching for the sun.


The sprouts in the picture above are beans plants that were pre-sprouted.

Just because your beans didn’t come up for whatever reason, doesn’t mean you can’t start all over again.


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