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Post  jkahn2eb on 4/7/2012, 2:00 pm

Got four types of beans growing in an L - shape along the wall of my garden.

All have about 3 or 4 true leaves but my purple pod beans are dying off along one section and now the blue bush beans look like they are dying. The lowest leaves turn gray and crinkle up... then it seems to consume the rest of the plant.

Too much/little water?

Too much/little sun?
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Post  camprn on 4/7/2012, 2:02 pm

can you post a photo?

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Post  tabletopper on 4/8/2012, 5:07 am

I too am having trouble with 2 squares of beans planted....I have a moisture meter inserted in one of the squares it doesnt need any more water...same dried up curley leaves on most of the plants.....Ruth

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Post  TN_GARDENER on 4/8/2012, 7:54 am

Sounds like there is a fungus among us. I'd guess powdery mildew.

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Post  camprn on 4/8/2012, 7:56 am

@TN_GARDENER wrote:Sounds sorta like powdery mildew.
Could well be, but hard to tell for sure without seeing it.

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Post  jkahn2eb on 4/8/2012, 8:48 pm



The dying works its way up the plants...
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Post  camprn on 4/8/2012, 9:19 pm

They look a little yellow, is that true? maybe they need a little boost. do you have any compost left over you could topdress with around the plants ? how much are you watering? are you watering at the soil surface?

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Post  jkahn2eb on 4/9/2012, 12:33 am

Bad camera colors - tried to correct. They are very green on top and compost is fresh blend that has been great to beans around the corner of my garden. They get watered at least once a day thoroughly
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Post  camprn on 4/9/2012, 5:45 am

hmmm, ok no yellow spotting... maybe hold the water for a day or two... see what happens, there appears to be some new growth coming on. You may want to remove the dead foliage in case it is a fungus or something you really do not want in the garden. Keep us posted.

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Post  jkahn2eb on 4/9/2012, 9:28 am

Sounds good. Will hold off watering only for a day b/c we are spiking from 80F to 97F for the next two days
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