help? is this rust (pic)
I'm in Massachusetts and gardening has been strange this year - I had been growing pole beans in 1/2 barrels next to a flower bed with hollyhocks. I've grown beans there before - usually change out the top 1/3 of the soil in the barrels. This year, the hollyhocks had a massive case of rust, which I did not see until too late. The beans also developed something - since they're close to the hollyhocks, I'm assuming it's rust as well but what do you think? Where the season is so late, I'm assuming to let them go and not treat whatever it is? Should I pull them up? More importantly, can I grow beans there next year or should I plant somewhere else?