Growing Lentils

Lentil plants are typically short, ranging from 20 to 75 centimetres (cm) in height, depending on growing conditions. The lentil cotyledons remain under the ground after germination. The first two nodes on the stem are known as scale nodes, and develop below or at the soil surface. If young lentil seedlings are injured by late spring frost, heat canker, or wind damage, the plants will re-grow from a scale node below the soil surface. 

Saskatchewan Pulse Crops Seeding and Variety Guide 2016