How long should pole beans produce?
Our Kentucky Wonder plants have stopped producing blooms or beans about a week ago. It is August and we are on Alabama coast. Some brown and dry leaves but no sign of insects or eggs. We have regularly sprayed with garden insecticides and fungicides. We had been enjoying a good harvest of at least a prepared quart per week priorly. Is this normal? I thought the production would last until frost.
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Beans will stop production in really warm weather. Also, beans will stop producing if seeds were allowed to form inside the pods, so it is always recommended to regularly pick your beans (which I believe you did). Extremes in soil moisture can also halt production. Plants growing in soil that is too wet or too dry are stressed by a lack of oxygen and water.