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What's up with my limas?

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What's up with my limas?

Post  Megan on 5/22/2010, 6:11 pm

I don't know if this is a problem or not.... don't have the experienced eyes you do. Help please?

Here are my pole limas, just out of the ground this past Thursday. I thought they looked pretty good.


And here they are again today... looking a bit beaten up? What is going on here?


I have seen small bugs -- they look like ants with wings, and maybe that's what they are?? black, transparent wings, like a small fly -- all over the place for some time now, and I thought they were just attracted by the compost. I have seen them on the limas, but on other plants too. I've seen ants, and something I think is a parasitic wasp (tiny!), and worms and various creepy crawlies, but nothing obviously munching.

Everything else seems healthy, and my other pole beans (black, not lima), several squares away, are fine.

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Neem oil and water.

Post  SirTravers on 5/23/2010, 5:46 am

if the insects concern you try a lil misting bottle with a neem oil mix. That will kill any pests and is organic. Just keep your mix moist as the beans grow. My kidney bean plants looked a lil rough as they put on their first true leaves, but they perked up after a day or two.

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Re: What's up with my limas?

Post  Megan on 5/23/2010, 5:55 am

Thanks SirTravers. I found some Neem oil yesterday, just have to mix it up.

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