flowers but no beans?

st2826May 29, 2012

I've got 6 beans growing-4 Pickwick and 2 hestia/

All of them have flowers on but no sign of any beans, the plants have been grown from seed and are roughly 2 months old.

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flora_uk(SW UK 8/9)

Patience - runner beans sometimes start with a few flowers which abort. They need plenty of water and some say that spraying the flowers helps pollination but I can't say if this is true. Also what is the temperature down there at the moment? If it's too hot they might also abort.

    Bookmark   May 29, 2012 at 7:39AM
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st2826

Temperature still ok at the moment, it's 22c today and has been around that for a few weeks

    Bookmark   May 29, 2012 at 8:08AM
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flora_uk(SW UK 8/9)

Ha ha - it's been warmer here the last week! In that case just patience ;-)

    Bookmark   May 29, 2012 at 5:42PM
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st2826

Tell me about it, Corfu's weather has been very odd so far this summer, my mum is in the south west as well so had to listen to her crowing about how nice it is!! :o)

    Bookmark   May 30, 2012 at 7:18AM
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st2826

The beans have started :o)

    Bookmark   June 4, 2012 at 9:36AM
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flora_uk(SW UK 8/9)

There you go - patience paid off. Enjoy the taste of home.

    Bookmark   June 4, 2012 at 5:18PM
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coolferd

My late mother-in-law said that was caused by planting in the sign of the flower. She followed the Farmers Almanac like it was scripture.

Glad your beans are forming.
Juanita

    Bookmark   June 12, 2012 at 8:47AM
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chaman(z7MD)

In my experience of 3 years of growing Runners I observed that earlier flowers failed to produce beans. When plant reached the height above 2 feet or more it started producing beans.Of course this is one gardener's experience.

    Bookmark   June 15, 2012 at 11:34AM
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