Square Foot Gardening Forum

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing December 2016
by AtlantaMarie Today at 6:25 am

» N&C Midwest: December 2016
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 10:32 pm

» Mid-South: December 2016
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 10:26 pm

» Mid-Atl - Dec 2016 - Seed Catalog ?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 10:24 pm

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 10:21 pm

» 1st Seed Catalog Arrived :)
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 10:15 pm

» Tomato Tuesday 2016
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 8:06 pm

» Holy snow Batman!
by donnainzone5 Yesterday at 4:40 pm

» Second Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 4:06 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 4:01 pm

» Amaranth
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 12:06 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 12:03 pm

» Garlic: Freeze, thaw, and heave
by donnainzone5 Yesterday at 11:14 am

» Live and learn
by jimmy cee Yesterday at 9:08 am

» New England, December 2016
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:09 am

» AtlantaMarie's Garden
by countrynaturals 12/4/2016, 2:04 pm

» Mychorrhizae Fungi
by audrey.jeanne.roberts 12/4/2016, 1:28 pm

» December 2016 Avatar: Show your Winter Season Colors!
by Scorpio Rising 12/3/2016, 11:17 pm

» SFG not giving the results I expected
by No_Such_Reality 12/3/2016, 7:21 pm

» New Member
by trolleydriver 12/3/2016, 4:14 pm

» First season SFG results / lessons learned
by countrynaturals 12/3/2016, 10:36 am

» Eat Broccoli Leaves? Brussels Sprouts? Cauliflower?
by sanderson 12/3/2016, 2:55 am

» Winter's Coming!
by sanderson 12/3/2016, 2:53 am

» Dry versus fresh spices to infuse vinegar
by sanderson 12/3/2016, 2:50 am

» 2016 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by sanderson 12/3/2016, 1:28 am

» Senseless Banter...
by MrBooker 12/2/2016, 5:17 pm

» Blanching and Freezing Vegetables
by sanderson 12/2/2016, 4:59 pm

» Your Christmas wish list?
by sanderson 12/2/2016, 4:29 pm

» SFG Adventure of a first time gardener in ND
by sanderson 12/2/2016, 4:14 pm

» Fusion Life Brands Power XL pressure cooker
by CapeCoddess 12/2/2016, 2:39 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Green Beans Aren't Doing Well

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Green Beans Aren't Doing Well

Post  colleenkgallagher on 7/17/2013, 10:09 pm

I don't know what I am doing wrong but my greenbeans are not turning out very well. I have started watering twice a day now because the leaves are yellowish and the beans are not producing very well. One end of the bean is usually really big and the other end small.  It's been hot here the past few days but really we are having a mild summer. Any ideas!!!!!

colleenkgallagher

Posts : 16
Join date : 2013-03-14
Location : Farmington, MO

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Green Beans Aren't Doing Well

Post  gwennifer on 7/18/2013, 12:20 am

I had a nitrogen deficiency last year and my beans grew like that too (one end big, one small) and lots of them curled too.

gwennifer

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 1413
Join date : 2011-05-11
Location : Vancouver, WA

View user profile http://www.bluekeypm.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Green Beans Aren't Doing Well

Post  RoOsTeR on 7/18/2013, 7:43 am

My beans were slow going and a bit yellow as well this season. Like mentioned in another thread, I was always under the impression that beans pulled needed nitrogen from the air. The appearance of my beans however said different. I watered with a bit of fish emulsion and that seemed to get them over the hump, and now they look fantastic. You seem to be further along in your growing season. I'm almost wondering if perhaps you may be over watering to compensate for another issue.

____________________________


I am my gardens worst enemy.

RoOsTeR

Forum Administrator

Male Posts : 3879
Join date : 2011-10-04

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Nitrogen

Post  colleenkgallagher on 7/20/2013, 7:25 pm

Sounds like lack of Nitrogen might be the problem. I am getting ready to pull up my plants. I have more beans to do a second planting so I may see if I can get better results.

Thanks for the the help!

colleenkgallagher

Posts : 16
Join date : 2013-03-14
Location : Farmington, MO

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Green Beans Aren't Doing Well

Post  camprn on 7/20/2013, 7:52 pm

@RoOsTeR wrote:My beans were slow going and a bit yellow as well this season. Like mentioned in another thread, I was always under the impression that beans pulled needed nitrogen from the air. The appearance of my beans however said different. I watered with a bit of fish emulsion and that seemed to get them over the hump, and now they look fantastic. You seem to be further along in your growing season. I'm almost wondering if perhaps you may be over watering to compensate for another issue.
Now, one thing that could be a culprit here is if you are using new MM you may not have the microbes needed by the bean plant to fix the nitrogen. You may need an inoculant in future. When you pull up the plants, check the roots for nodes.
http://www.csun.edu/~hcbio027/biotechnology/lec10/lindemann.html

____________________________

40 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books

Outlander is outstanding!


camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 13983
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 54
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Green Beans Aren't Doing Well

Post  Sponsored content Today at 7:06 am


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum