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- July 30 at 8:07 pm #33343
Nice website and wonderful useful info. Thanks. ~ I do have a questions and can’t seem to find the answer anywhere, so hoping you can help.
My yellow bush beans are curling up before they are mature enough to pick. I pick them anyway, but wonder what could be causing this abnormality. The purple beans right next to them are fine. Any suggestions?
JudyJuly 30 at 8:18 pm #33839
Bush beans curling: there are a few considerations: (1) if the plant is at or near the end of harvest, the plant may simply be finished and naturally passing on; bush beans should be productive for 2 to 4 weeks then will be done; (2) since the bush bean nearby is doing well, the suffering plant be under attack by potato leafhoppers which suck sap from leaves causing them to cur or the plant may be suffering a viral disease which would cause leaves to curl and the plant to become stunted (remove the plant before the disease spreads–either in soil water or by insect. Wireworms and root-knot nematodes can also cause the plant to yellow and leaves to curl. Aphids can spread mosaic virus as well. If you are in doubt as to what is causing the problem, and the plant continues to decline, the best course would be to remove it from the garden.August 19 at 1:14 pm #38424
Elizabeth A Falkenthal
I believe my reading is different than Steve’s: I think you meant the beans were curling, rather than the leaves. If this is the case, I have the same problem. I think it might be inconsistent watering, of which I know I am guilty.I am about to plant another round and hope to be better.