It sounds as if I'm really bored. But watching plants grow can be quite fun. Yes, really. For me, there's something fascinating about seeing the tendrils of a cumber or pea plant reaching out to grab and wrap around a wire or string.
Plants are very much living and moving creatures. This cucumber plant looks like Spiderman shooting out a web.
It's also not very hard to imagine tales like "Jack and the Beanstalk" when you see bean plans winding and climbing up a stick. In a couple days, it climbed about a 12 inches.