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Q.Infestation Of My Runner Beans

Zone Newport, Isle of Wight U.K. | Bill Moore added on May 24, 2020 | Answered

Last year after a good start my runner beans suffered from infestation on the leaves. It looked like soot, causing the leaves to curl up, and the vines to die. Have you any suggestions to avoid the same problem this year. The red flower in the second photo is a nasturtium.

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Carol m
Answered on May 24, 2020

I notice debris/yard waste/leaves in the pics. Clear the site completely of waste and debris then identify soil type (sandy or peat etc) and adjust to allow for proper drainage before planting. If soil type/characteristics are good to perfect for bean variety then aerorate the soil and allow for more air between encouraging vines to climb higher than broader. Note shade/sun ratio of site as well. Pics indicate too shady perhaps? Finally it may be time to rotate the "crop" for that site

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