The Accidental Garden


The other day, I was walking back to the play area of our back yard. It’s just beyond our garden and honestly, I don’t go back there all too often. A few weeks ago, to keep the boys occupied, I gave them half a bag of dried beans (I think the 12-bean soup kind) and they disappeared back there with a pot and some water, claiming to be busy making soup. Fast forward a few weeks, and lo and behold, those forgotten beans had sprouted. In the sand box. DSC_0071

And so yes, we harvested bean sprouts (and don’t worry, the sand box is clean!). DSC_0081

And after a good soak, rinse, and removal of the roots, we had some pretty tasty bean sprouts (perfect on their own, or on a sandwich, or on top of a salad)! What a pleasant surprise! The boys were completely blown away. DSC_0090A good reminder that good things to eat are so easy to grow!


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  1. This is great! they look so delicious, I love them in sandwiches. I love how this was some what of a accidental urban gardening lesson for the boys!

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