Q.Can I Cut Off Some Large Leaves On My Runner Beans To Get More Growth For The Beans.
My runner beans plants always grow well on the frame but produce very large leaves and it looks like a jungle . I get a good crop of beans but can I cut off some of the large leaves , mainly to see where the beans are but is to much energy going to the leaves and not the beans.
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Beans harvest their own nitrogen, and cutting leaves will negatively impact bean production. You may need a bean inoculant to see an increase in production. Feeding your plant with extra nitrogen will cause a lack of production as well.
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