See a kidney bean plant germinate, spreading its roots and sprouting up and up with its undulating green leaves, in this time-lapse by YouTuber GPhase. Each shot is captured 9 minutes 36 seconds apart at 30 frames per second, a fourth attempt at showing the roots up against the glass in the soil cross section as it grew. (Roots were hidden in previous attempts.)

Next, a spinach plant time-lapse over 40 days. It shows both the plants’ greens and roots moving every 12 minutes at 40 frames per second. Spot the super tiny saprotrophs in the soil, too.

Next: From Seed to Sapling, time lapse of an oak tree, seed germination to growth time lapses by Neil Bromhall, Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria), and The Growing Cycles of Vegetables – Farm foods grow in time lapse.

Plus: More plant time lapse videos on this site.

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