I am not the active player. I just traded 1 of the cards in my hand for one of the beans he drew from the draw deck. I plant the newly received bean. I am effectively down to 4 cards in my hand. When do I draw 1 card to get up to 5 cards again? Before the active player does? After? Another time?
bonus question: Why is this game not WAY higher in the rankings???? it is so good. Simple and efficient.
The only time you draw cards into your hand is the last step of your turn (drawing two or three cards, I forget which).
You may start the game with five cards, but your hand size will likely change throughout the game. You could even start your turn with no cards in your hand and have nothing to plant!