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

Posted by catherinet z5 (My Page) on
Thu, Jul 23, 09 at 15:16

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

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.


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

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.


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

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


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

Thanks rockguy and farmerdilla.


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