Our fava beans also called broad bean plants are up and growing! They are upright, bushy and flowery, but they are not forming the pods yet. By next week, we will be able to see them.The purple-spotted white flowers are attracting the bees which are great for pollination. In science, the sixth graders have learned the importance of bee-pollination and how they significantly improve the number of pods and yield of seeds. We were very pleased to see them in our garden this week! The students also helped with weeding; they pulled the weeds from the roots so they don't compete with the plants for water, sunlight, and nutrients. We look forward to our weekly visit to the garden!