Pole Beans
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pole beans

Anonymous added on August 7, 2015 | Answered

I live in central MN and have a problem getting beans to produce on my pole bean plants. The plants are thriving, just NO beans. ONE bean off of 30 plants..few buds.

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Nikki
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Answered on August 7, 2015

It sounds like you have too much nitrogen in the soil. This will make for a large, lovely plant with no flowers, thus, no beans. Try adding some phosphorous to the soil to help balance it back out. Bone meal is a good source of phosphorous. If you are seeing blossoms but no beans, this article should help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/beans/bean-blossoms-no-pods.htm

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