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Q.Can I Cut Off Some Large Leaves On My Runner Beans To Get More Growth For The Beans.

Zone DT3 5RG | cymnx7c.stroud added on July 17, 2020 | Answered

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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Answered on July 17, 2020

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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