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Questions About Runner Beans

Asked by
Anonymous on
April 8, 2014

Q. Runner Beans

I have just bought a home with a runner bean vine in the garden. The vine is no longer producing and is quite messy. I would like to continue growing beans. Do I cut the vine down to near soil level and hope it grows back, do I leave it to fully wither, or do I pull it out and plant fresh?

Answered by
Nikki on
April 8, 2014
Certified Expert
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If the vine has finished, it is better to pull it up and start another plant, as these will not regrow.

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Asked by
markyoung1972 on
June 28, 2016
UK

Q. Runner Beans

I have started gardening this year for the first time. Our garden in mainly limited to patio, so I have had to use growbags and pots to create space. My runner beans are all beginning to have yellow leaves. They are setting beans and producing flowers and up until a couple of weeks ago, they looked really healthy. I have been feeding with an organic worm-cast feed every week. Any advice appreciated. I have read that nitrogen deficiency may be the problem?

Answered by
markyoung1972@live.co.uk on
July 4, 2016
A.

Many thanks for your advice, I have been feeding with an organic tomato feed, improved drainage and they are bouncing back nicely!

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Answered by
kh0001 on
June 29, 2016
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Yes, yellow beans are typically a sign of poor soil conditions or poor watering conditions. Check your soil and make sure you aren't over- or underwatering. This article will give you some tips on how to correct your soil if that's the issue:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/beans/yellow-leaves-on-beans.htm

And this article will give you some additional tips on growing beans:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/beans/tips-for-growing-beans.htm

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Asked by
christinewill51 on
July 16, 2016
Stoke

Q. Runner beans

Why have I no flowers on runner beans?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 17, 2016
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Asked by
matthewca on
July 26, 2016
manchester England

Q. my runner beans

Thanks to the person who answered about my tomato plants! It worked. However, my new problem is that yea I do have lovely long looking beans growing but the flower petals have dropped off now from the tops of the plants and I’m worried they are dying. The little ones (beans) seem to be frail . What shall I do? Feed them? I water well every day. Help, I don’t want to lose my crop and also when are they ready now, as the pods are massive and dead long and I can see beans inside too. I’m so impressed with them. They look lovely and fresh.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 27, 2016
Certified Expert
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This article will help you pinpoint the issue with your plants.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/beans/bean-blossoms-no-pods.htm

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Asked by
Nanki Poo on
June 5, 2017
DE139AP

Q. Runner beans

See photos below. In this patch of beans, 6 plants, the growing point has ceased to grow. I manured about a month before planting with horse manure, believing it to be well rotted. Other plants in the row are fine. Root burn?

Answered by
ducatislave on
June 6, 2017
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Root burn is possible, I would recommend testing your soil PH to confirm. then correct back as close to neutral as you can. Also I have never had good luck transplanting bean plants as apposed to direct seed sowing. Once you find a bean that you like and that likes you soil just save a handful of pods to let air dry in a sunny window and then you have seeds that are naturally attuned to your garden and your soil for the next year.

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Asked by
raymond jones on
June 27, 2017
sa13 2he

Q. runner beans, loss of flowers

lots of flowers on runner bean plants but they are just dropping off, any ideas?

Answered by
David Wynne on
June 28, 2017
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Spray the flowers gently with a fine mist of water when they are open.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
August 26, 2017

Q. Runner Beans

This year I planted 3 Runner Bean plants which I had over- wintered in the Greenhouse ( in pots) they grew really well but had more foliage and beans at the top and barely any halfway down Is it my soil?

Answered by
David Wynne on
August 27, 2017
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I have never heard of overwintering runner beans and that might well be the cause. Runner beans are a quick growing plant, there really is no need to overwinter. I sow mine in the greenhouse in pots in late May and harvest my first crop late July, then well into September. They do require a regular watering to get the best crops and a dose of OLD, WELL ROTTED manure, dug in preferably in the autumn. Bees will help to pollinate open flowers and a fine misty spray of water will help the beans to set.

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