Bean Pole Race
submitted by Sara Jo Moore of Kilgore
Lewis House on April 03, 2005
Equipment: Bamboo poles, pole bean seeds, potting soil
Objective: To crown Queen or King Bean in the Facility as
defined by whose bean grew to the top of the pole first.
Description: Class 1: The pole bean parts of growing are discussed
relative to what a seed needs to grown. Participants are given
small pots labeled with their name and they plant several beans
in it. After they sprout several leaves each pot is taken to
the garden and planted at the base of a bamboo pole which has
been placed vertical deep into the ground. All poles are the
same height. After a growing period, the one whose bean stalk
has reached the top is celebrated as the Queen or King Bean
of the Facility.