Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

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.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» 1st Seed Catalog Arrived :)
by Scorpio Rising Today at 7:43 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by Scorpio Rising Today at 7:39 pm

» jalapeno variety question?
by brianj555 Today at 6:03 pm

» Sauerkraut & fermenting veggies
by brianj555 Today at 5:28 pm

» Areogardening
by sanderson Today at 3:22 pm

» Tomato Questions
by sanderson Today at 3:04 pm

» Sweet Potatoes
by countrynaturals Today at 11:58 am

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by countrynaturals Today at 11:55 am

» Mid-South: December 2017
by AtlantaMarie Today at 8:24 am

» What's Up? Yukon gold potatoes!
by sanderson Today at 3:15 am

» CarbSmart (tm) Potatoes
by countrynaturals Today at 3:09 am

» New Composter - Need Help Filling Correctly
by saganco Yesterday at 9:10 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 5:08 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 5:02 pm

» December Avatar: 'Tis The Season!
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:29 pm

» The Research Journey:cardboard covering of newly planted seeds
by saganco Yesterday at 1:15 pm

» Garden Clean-Up/Preparation
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 12:18 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by Turan 12/11/2017, 6:39 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by sanderson 12/11/2017, 2:40 pm

» Winter Sowing vs. Winter Growing
by countrynaturals 12/11/2017, 11:44 am

» New England December 2017
by Scorpio Rising 12/10/2017, 10:45 pm

» Mushroom in my lettuce!
by Scorpio Rising 12/10/2017, 10:40 pm

» 5-BOOK BUNDLE GIVEAWAY - ENDS 12/1/17
by No_Such_Reality 12/10/2017, 4:15 pm

» N&C MW; Deep Winter December/January 2017-2018
by Scorpio Rising 12/10/2017, 1:36 pm

» December: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas
by countrynaturals 12/10/2017, 1:24 pm

» Spring Fever Anyone?
by brianj555 12/10/2017, 12:50 pm

» WARNING! Please Read! (Especially Grandparents)
by Scorpio Rising 12/9/2017, 8:53 pm

» The start of the New Garden
by brianj555 12/9/2017, 1:35 pm

» Holy snow Batman!
by countrynaturals 12/8/2017, 6:26 pm

» First Year Square Foot Gardening in Zone 9 South Mississippi
by CapeCoddess 12/8/2017, 3:09 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

What's wrong with my beans? (brown leaves)

View previous topic View next topic Go down

What's wrong with my beans? (brown leaves)

Post  dano on 6/9/2010, 7:46 pm

My beans have just made it to the trellis and started to climb. But now all my lower leave are turning yellow and brown. Is it a fungus? Is it a deficiency? Some pics are below.

Any ideas what is wrong?




dano

Posts : 19
Join date : 2010-03-31

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: What's wrong with my beans? (brown leaves)

Post  martha on 6/9/2010, 10:20 pm

My goodness, I have been searching and searching and SEARCHING the web to see if I could come up with any ideas, and I am not finding anything that fits your photos.

One question - what has your weather been in the last few weeks?
avatar
martha

Female Posts : 2188
Join date : 2010-03-03
Age : 60
Location : Acton, Massachusetts Zone 5b/6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: What's wrong with my beans? (brown leaves)

Post  dano on 6/9/2010, 10:45 pm

It has been warm, 80-90. We've also had quite a few days of rain the last week. The box is partly sheltered, so they shouldn't be getting too much water. Not much sun this week.

Should I cut off the affected leaves regardless of what it is?

dano

Posts : 19
Join date : 2010-03-31

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: What's wrong with my beans? (brown leaves)

Post  Chopper on 6/9/2010, 11:08 pm

I have been thinking about it and in the normal course of plant growth leaves grow and leaves die. Not because the plant is sick, but b/c that is what plants do. I think some of us, in our micromanagement of our gardens get too caught up in what is normal if it doesn't look like a picture from a catalog. This is just a theory.

That said, lower leaves, due to their proximity to the ground are more likely to get splashed with cooties (scientific name) and to suffer from it. If a leaf looks sick, I pick it off and throw it in the trash. In my experience even plants with less that stellar leaves often produce fruit OK.

And with that said, it helps to figure in the mathematical probability of my being full of hot air, which is higher than average.

Chopper

Female Posts : 2467
Join date : 2010-05-05
Age : 62
Location : Warner Springs, CA USDA Zone 8a, Sunset Zone 7 (I think)

View user profile http://thezimmermannfamilytoo.blogspot.com

Back to top Go down

Re: What's wrong with my beans? (brown leaves)

Post  dano on 6/10/2010, 11:12 am

I don't mind leaves that are not perfect. Most of my salad plants have holes in them. I was a little concerned at how fast the beens seemed to go bad. You read about all those plant diseases that render your garden unusable for years and it makes you a little paranoid. As long as it isn't some dreaded disease, I'll cope.

So nobody has seen this before?

dano

Posts : 19
Join date : 2010-03-31

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: What's wrong with my beans? (brown leaves)

Post  Sponsored content


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