When my beans reach appx. 8", right at earth level, the stock turns brown and weak. The wind blows and the stalk bends and plant dies.
There are a number of disease and insects that could cause these symptoms. Best idea for you would be to take some samples of affected plants, especially of the stem area, to the agricultural service or a university agricultural dept. Maybe you could go to a nearby garden store, they might be able to tell you who could analyze this for you.
Getting light green leaves on some of my container bush beans. Could this be from using two types of soil mixes?
People often see yellowing leaves on their beans for a variety of reasons, but the only references to pale green leaves I see are that some cultivars seem to have paler leaves, or leaves pale when they're younger. Here's some excellent material on growing beans in containers, perhaps you'll find some of it useful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/beans/growing-beans-in-containers.htm
Last year we planted them near an eggplant and they crowded the the eggplant. Now my husband wants me to plant them in containers. I bought blue lake, an early Italian bush bean. Should I start seeds inside first?
The number of plants you can sow in a pot depends on the diameter of the pot. Nine plants will fit comfortably in every 12 inches of surface space. Space seeds 3 inches apart or, for vining varieties, plant 2 to 3 seeds around each pole. Be sure to pick a pot deep enough for your bean variety - pole beans need 8 to 9 inches of soil, bush beans need 6 to 7 inches. When you are ready to sow seeds, you can start the seeds indoors or you can do so outside, provided it's warm enough.
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Why are my bush beans turning yellow? Is it an iron deficiency?
This article should help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/beans/yellow-leaves-on-beans.htm
I planted 6-8 rows of bush beans about a month ago. They have not come up at all. Only 2 plants sprouted but they died soon after. I cultivated well, mix in nutrients, and watered them good. And I'm sure I got the correct depth for the seeds. Why haven't they sprouted? Why did those two plants that did come up shrivel and die?? Please help me. The beans are the most important part of my crop.
I think that in your case, it would be best to get a sample of the soil tested. There are many, many reasons that they did not come up, from pests and rodents to soil imbalance to nutrient issues. If you start by having your soil tested, you can make sure that you have eliminated that as an issue. Your local extension service should be able to help you with checking your soil. You may find this article helpful:
Everything in my garden started to turn yellow and then die. It started with my bush beans, then seemed to spread across my garden consuming everything. I haven't seen any aphids. I water regularly at least twice a week. My tomatoes were producing greatly when they got it and within 2 weeks they were just sticks. What could this be?
There is not really a fungus, bacteria or virus that attacks all the different types of vegetables in the garden in this way, so I think that you can rule that out.
My gut would say that either the plants are underwatered or overwatered. While you do water 2X a week, if the water is not enough (2-4" per week) or if the water is not penetrating the soil, the plants would yellow and die in this fashion. On the flip side, if you were giving the plants too much water and it was not draining properly (i.e. they were in standing water a significant amount of time), the roots would start to rot, which would also cause the plants to yellow and die.
The other possibility is that something is being sprayed on the plants, likely accidentally. A weedkiller that has been mislabled or if weed killer was sprayed nearby on a windy day and the overspray got on the plants, they would also yellow and die.
My bush bean plants have been blossoming for two weeks with no sign of the bean fruit setting on. Here in northern WY the weather has been cooler and damper than usual. I rotate the crops in my small garden, add compost every other year and have always been successful.
There could be a few reasons and this article will help you pinpoint the issue.