Pull out beans?

ill_gardener(5B)July 22, 2013

I am a first time gardener so I need some help. I planted these contender beans (two 10 ft rows) at the start of the season. They look yellowish and the production has significantly dropped down. Some beans which the plants are putting out are soft, small and yellow and do not develop to full grown beans. So my question is should I pull them out now? I have seen in another thread here which said cut it down and they will grow back. I am not sure what to do?

Also from these 2 rows I got about 4 lbs of green beans. Is that reasonable or did I do bad?

Thanks
Sam.

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kentstar(5b, NE Ohio)

You can try this tip that says to prune the beans down. I stumbled across this on Gardenweb. I tried it just a week ago and the beans look like they are growing back. We'll see but it's worth an experiment to me. :)

Also what type of fertilizer have you used and how's the soil?

Here is a link that might be useful: Tip for beans

    Bookmark   July 23, 2013 at 3:59PM
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ill_gardener(5B)

thanks for the reply. I have not used any fertilizer as I know nothing about that. This year was an experiment for me and trying to keep everything simple. Maybe next year I will use some fertilizer.

So should I pull those beans out now?

    Bookmark   July 23, 2013 at 8:02PM
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ill_gardener(5B)

thanks for the reply. I have not used any fertilizer as I know nothing about that. This year was an experiment for me and trying to keep everything simple. Maybe next year I will use some fertilizer.

So should I pull those beans out now?

    Bookmark   July 23, 2013 at 9:42PM
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seysonn(8a WA/HZ 1)

If you could not make them productive again, DO NOT PULL THEM, just cut them down to the bare ground or lover.

Beans roots have inoculants and also might have fixed some Nitrogen. So by leaving the roots you can help the next planting and as the old roots rot/compost , will release Nitrogen.

    Bookmark   July 29, 2013 at 2:23AM
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