Green Beans

Why Do the Beans Form on Plant but Stop Growing?

Sneer58 added on August 8, 2015 | Answered

The green beans form small beans but stay that size. They are not growing bigger even after a week or more. They eventually turn yellow and die.

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Answered on August 10, 2015

This can be attributed to a number of things, such as poor pollination, irregular watering, or the use of nitrogen fertilizer. A lack of pollinators can cause beans plants too produce less or develop poorly. Plants also need additional watering once they begin blooming. Since these are nitrogen-fixing plants, they do not need fertilizer, with exception to a side dressing of compost, if desired. An abundance of nitrogen will cause little to no flowering and poor pod development - adding some bone meal (phosphorus) can help offset high nitrogen content and encourage flowering/pod growth.

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