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Q.Can You Tell Why The Flowers On My Runner Beans Keep Dropping Off

Zone Gl6 9ew Gloucestershire | Dazmi added on July 16, 2023 | Answered

I used to have fantastic runner beans but about 4 years ago the flowers started dropping off sure it’s not birds or insects. Any ideas and suggestions to stop it.

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Answered on July 17, 2023

Beans, naturally, increase nitrogen in the soil. If crops are not rotated, then it may be necessary to provide some phosphorus and potassium. This can offset the nitrogen, and raise the pH a little making nitrogen less available to the plant.

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