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Supporting my bush beans? Dumb?

Posted by womanhead 5, Northern Indiana (My Page) on
Sun, Jul 22, 07 at 20:56

I had a great crop of beans this (my first) year. I planted Burpee Mello Yellows and Greencrop. I got about 30 lbs of the green and 40lbs of yellows. While things are fresh in my mind I would like to figure out what I may have done wrong. My first picking was pristine and bountiful. After picking my plants seemed to fall on their sides, and all later pickings had brown spots and some rust. Not a big problem, but I wasted a fair amount of beans. Would running 2 lines along each side to keep them upright be a good idea or over kill? Any other ideas? Thanks Lauren

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RE: Supporting my bush beans? Dumb?

Mine always get top heavy too and nearly always end up falling over...I suppose the string might help keep them off the think the brown spots were caused by them being on the groung? Did it look like something had chewed on them or that they just turned brown.

RE: Supporting my bush beans? Dumb?

Sorry I should have added that in my opinion the brown spot and rust would probably be caused by a fungus and might need more than just standing up...but you can better determine that.

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