Picking beans when wet...... does it lead to disease?

catherinet(5 IN)July 23, 2009

I've always heard that if you pick beans when the plants are wet, it can cause rust. Is that true?

Thanks.

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rockguy(7a)

It's not a good idea to pick any garden produce while the plants are wet if you have to touch the leaves, unless you are harvesting the whole plant, like beets, carrots, onion etc.

    Bookmark   July 23, 2009 at 6:47PM
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catherinet(5 IN)

Is it because it causes rust on the leaves? Sometimes I don't have an option, if the beans are ready and its been raining alot.

    Bookmark   July 23, 2009 at 7:53PM
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farmerdilla

It will not cause disease, but if you have a diseased plant it will facilitate the spread to other plants.

    Bookmark   July 23, 2009 at 8:23PM
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catherinet(5 IN)

Thanks rockguy and farmerdilla.

    Bookmark   July 23, 2009 at 9:46PM
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