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Rattlesnake pole beans yellowing

Posted by catherinet 5 (My Page) on
Fri, Jun 14, 13 at 9:15

This is my first time to grow Rattlesnake pole beans. They are right next to my other trellises that are growing Blue Lake and Kentucky Blue pole beans. The latter 2 are a normal green, but the Rattlesnake leaves are getting alot lighter in color.....towards yellow. Is this maybe just the color of the Rattlesnake leaves, or do I have a problem of some sort?

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RE: Rattlesnake pole beans yellowing

They are lighter in general - at least mine are. My rattlesnakes are getting some yellow leaves about 6" to 1 foot above ground and yet are in beautiful condition. They have beans on them - the first to be picked as snaps mid-next week. The vines are about 7 feet tall now. The leaves at the top are a brighter green. I think I remember the same pattern from last year. They have always been excellent producers for me.

RE: Rattlesnake pole beans yellowing

Thanks cindy. You're a bit ahead of me weather-wise. I hope mine do as well as yours. Thanks again.

RE: Rattlesnake pole beans yellowing

I grew them for the first time last year and they were a normal green. I would be concerned if they are turning more towards yellow. What's the drainage like for these beans? Maybe a shot of fertilizer is in order.

RE: Rattlesnake pole beans yellowing

We have had too much rain lately. Even though they've never been in standing water, I'm wondering if its just been too much for them? I gave them some good compost when I planted them. Maybe I'll give them another hit. :)
Thanks Donna.

RE: Rattlesnake pole beans yellowing

You're welcome Catherine! We had a bit more rain than normal this spring (then again what IS normal anymore?) and I think that can contribute to the color. Hope you enjoy them as much as I have! I planted a second trellis of them this past week to grow for shellies late in the season. They are really good!

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