How To: Grow Peas, Beans and Corn

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Earlier this month we showed you how to start an avocado tree right in your own kitchen. This week we're stepping it up a notch and showing you a cool trick for growing corn, peas and beans. The best part? They all grow together in one small area. If you have the room for corn, then you best plant the peas and beans too, 'cause we promise...it's really fun!

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our parents' corn and peas

Remember our parents' garden from earlier today? They planted a few stalks of corn in an empty flower bed and threw in a couple of peas for good measure.

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our little babies

Following their lead, we picked up a six-pack of corn seedlings from our local nursery and a packet each of sweet peas and variety pack of pole beans. We put the peas and beans in some wet paper towels for a few hours to soften them up, then planted a small circle around the corn. The sprouts poked their little heads up in a matter of days and we've been training them around the corn as they grow. Just make sure you get the pole beans, bush varieties won't climb; the seed packets are clearly marked. Easy as pie and a real crowd pleaser!

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