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Why do the Beans form on plant but stop growing?

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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#1 Comment By Nikki On 08/10/2015 @ 3:26 pm

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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