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Bush beans, shape question..

Post  llama momma on 8/11/2013, 9:09 am

There aren't suppose to be silly questions in gardening but this should qualify--
Does anyone know why my KY bush beans often grow in the shape of the letter C ??   
Doggone it, this silly ol gal would rather her beans be straight! Razz
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Re: Bush beans, shape question..

Post  donnainzone5 on 8/11/2013, 11:36 am

I vaguely recollect that beans grow like that when there is insufficient water.
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Re: Bush beans, shape question..

Post  FamilyGardening on 8/11/2013, 1:22 pm

ours seem to do that when that plant/vine is starting to slow down in producing

also a plant that doesn't look so healthy will do the same thing

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Re: Bush beans, shape question..

Post  llama momma on 8/11/2013, 3:36 pm

I typically water everyday depending on conditions, either lightly or more.   I didn't spray for whatever is putting holes in the leaves plus the very top leaves on a bunch of plants get real dark then crunchy.  I planted too many beans and I'm not being a good bean Mom so I just tear off the ugly leaves and keep right on harvesting my 'C" shaped beans. What a Face 
I don't see bugs but does this sound like bugs and some disease I suppose?  Probably all common stuff I still need to learn about!
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Re: Bush beans, shape question..

Post  Turan on 8/11/2013, 4:56 pm

I see that when something causes a small scar to form on one edge of the new baby bean.  Like when a bug takes a nibble or hail hits or wind rubs it against a trellis.  Still tasty.

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Post  llama momma on 8/11/2013, 5:34 pm

Ok thanks and Yes, you're right Turan, still tasty.  I fidget with cutting curly beans with my lovely hand arthritis.  The straight beans work nice simply hold a bunch and cut with one swift slice.  At least the pole beans are coming soon and seem to be all straight.
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