Magic Bean Day 102 – Enough Training for My Climbing Beans

Since my magic beans have been climbing and wrapping around the water pipe pretty well, I decided to take away the training poles.  I just love the leaves.  It is awseome to see how my climbing beans have added more greens on the wall, creating a little vertical element in my . . . → Read More: Magic Bean Day 102 – Enough Training for My Climbing Beans

Magic Bean Day 54 – Training and Supporting My Climbing Beans

Garden Journal - Magic Bean It was really windy last week.  The wind was blowing fiercely that my two pots of magic beans kept toppling so often that I finally gave up getting out to the balcony and trying to keep them straight.  It was then I knew I should find  a more suitable place for my climbing plants as soon as possible, somewhere with good support for the vines to grow, avoiding the plants from collapsing.

And I am happy that I have found a water pipe which I have never taken any notice of until now.

Haha! Anyways, I hope it works :)

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Magic Bean Day 33 – My Magic Beans Are Climbing!

Magic BeanI didn’t pay much attention to my magic beans after I repotted my plants and put them in the balcony.  And when I checked them out a few days later, I found that the “I Love You” bean and the “I Like You” bean had already grown so much.

It is not until later, after some quick research, did I learn that many climbing plants are actually fast growers.  Hmm… may be my magic beans are ones of these fast growing climbers huh.

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Magic Bean Day 26 – Repot to a New Home

2 out of my 6 magic beans are growing very fast, and the crystal soil can no longer hold up these big and heavy plants stably anymore.  It is definitely time for me to repot these magic beans into a bigger container.  And instead of growing these plants indoor in crystal soil, I have let my magic beans grow in regular soil outside my balcony.

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I didn’t check my magic beans for a few days after day 20.  And when I did, I was surprised by how fast some of them had grown 8O

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Magic Bean Day 13 – Container Size Matters

Magic BeanWhen planting magic beans with crystal soil during the beans’ seedling stage, it seems that the size and shape of the container matter much. I have grown my magic beans in four containers of different sizes and shapes. While three of these containers are smaller pots with a big flat bottom, one of them is a relatively bigger, fishbowl shaped one.

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Magic Bean Day 12 – First True Leaves

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My magic beans are growing fast. They grow so fast that I literally can see some differences within hours.

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I checked the magic beans in the morning around 11:40am. Since the dried up seed coat on their tips were just loosely hanging there, I could easily take them away.

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Magic Bean Day 10 – My Magic Beans Are Growing!

Magic BeanFinally, my magic beans have emerged from the crystal soil. And now I can see their faces :)   No matter how many beautiful flowers and potted plants I have, somehow, I just feel very exciting and magical whenever I witness the process of a seed growing into a baby plant.

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Magic Bean Day 6 – Some New Colors for My Crystal Soil

Magic BeanToday when I checked my magic beans, I found that the crystal soil had turned even more brownish than before, despite that I had rinsed and cleaned them two days ago. So again, I took them out for another wash. And when I poured everything from the container into the drainer and saw my magic beans, I knew I had done something wrong.

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Magic Bean Day 4 – I See Some Roots!

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On Day 4, I finally could see some of the magic beans had their roots break-opened the red seed coat and got ready for more actions. And, the color of the crystal soil has changed. Some of these crystal beads have a brownish tone now. I am guessing that they are probably colored by the red seed coat of the magic beans.

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I’ve Got Some Magic Beans!

Magic BeanI bought some beans that have engraved words and pattern on the internet earlier. I think these beans are a great gift idea for kids, for parties, wedding favors, home decor, and such. While some call it the message bean, some others call it the magic bean. Anyways, beans are beans, and I just couldn’t wait to grow them when I got the beans in the mail a few days ago.  And I wanted to try this with crystal soil too! :D

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