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
» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by yolos Today at 4:06 pm

» How much to plant?
by trolleydriver Today at 2:48 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing January 2017
by countrynaturals Today at 2:24 pm

» January: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas
by countrynaturals Today at 2:22 pm

» 2017 SFG Adventures in Hampstead, NC
by sanderson Today at 2:06 pm

» Feedback for my 2017 garden plan
by sanderson Today at 2:00 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by countrynaturals Today at 1:49 pm

» Gardening Australia
by trolleydriver Today at 1:34 pm

» Show us your kitchen compost container
by CapeCoddess Today at 1:23 pm

» Winter Sowing vs. Winter Growing
by sanderson Today at 12:45 pm

» Turan in the Western Mountains
by sanderson Today at 12:44 pm

» Some of our Gluten-free Cajun Recipes
by sanderson Today at 12:34 pm

» Crop rotation
by sanderson Today at 12:02 pm

» Creamy Basil Pesto
by sanderson Today at 11:46 am

» Daikon radishes?
by countrynaturals Today at 11:07 am

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals Today at 11:02 am

» Zera (TM) Food Recycler - kitchen composting
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 10:40 am

» CHALLENGE - Smallest possible footprint
by sfg4uKim Today at 8:48 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 11:37 pm

» N & C Midwest: January 2017!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 11:35 pm

» Friday Rookie Topic X: Marigolds
by MeghanSTL Yesterday at 9:12 pm

» Winter Rye Grass
by camprn Yesterday at 6:31 pm

» Crop Rotation Involving Nightshades
by Turan Yesterday at 4:23 pm

» Sad News from Jimmy Cee
by Turan Yesterday at 1:04 pm

» Hola from Southern Ecuador
by Cats Yesterday at 11:51 am

» Cover Crops??
by camprn Yesterday at 11:20 am

» Anyone want walking onions??
by RoOsTeR Yesterday at 7:43 am

» My rapini is scaring me
by Scorpio Rising 1/15/2017, 10:42 pm

» who has chickens
by countrynaturals 1/15/2017, 9:05 pm

» "Virtual" Roadtrip of the Desert and Old West
by countrynaturals 1/15/2017, 11:39 am

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 : 3919
Join date : 2011-10-04
Location : Colorado Front Range

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

____________________________

41 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




camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14038
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 4:25 pm


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