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Something is eating my bean plants

Post  sjbutts on 4/29/2013, 8:52 am

I have lima beans and green beans planted in different boxes, but they have the same kind of little wholes in the leaves. What could be eating them, aphids? How can I prevent more damage?

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Post  camprn on 4/29/2013, 8:59 am

Aphids suck sap out if the plant and generally do not produce holes that we may see with the naked eye. May snails/slugs? beetles? could you post a photo?

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Post  sjbutts on 4/29/2013, 9:27 am

Hmm. Well I hope you can help me. I noticed it last week and then it has been raining for the past few days and it just looks horrible now. The lima bean plants are the worse. [url][/url][img][/img][img][/img]

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Post  camprn on 4/29/2013, 9:35 am

The images didn't post. Here is a tutorial on how to post photos.

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Post  sjbutts on 4/29/2013, 9:47 am

Thank you! Let's try this again.

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Post  camprn on 4/29/2013, 9:51 am

That looks like hail damage to me.

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Post  sjbutts on 4/29/2013, 9:51 am

Really? No bugs?

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Post  camprn on 4/29/2013, 9:57 am

Did you have a hail storm recently? It looks like there are holes and then the leaves are shredded..........
It's hard to tell from here...

These holes are huge so if there are bugs or worms eating the foliage you should be able to see them.

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Post  mschaef on 4/29/2013, 7:08 pm

I couldn't see your picture but my green beans two years ago had small holes in them and they were cause by these little green lady bugs. They are called cucumber beetles. Search using the top left hand side to see how best to get rid of them. They are horrible little things!

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Post  Triciasgarden on 5/3/2013, 7:30 pm

At least one of the leaves to me looked like it could have been munched on, but I could be wrong. Try going out at night with a flashlight and look under the leaves and on the stem and see if you find any bugs. If the damage does not continue, then it may be that it was all from hail. Also check to see if you have any slime trails that would mean you have slugs or snails.

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Post  camprn on 5/4/2013, 9:22 am

Are you still having troubles with new holes in your plant leaves?

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