Need help with my green beans

leylowe(8a)April 5, 2012

I'm attempting to grow pole beans for the first time in containers on my patio. They've been looking beautiful until today! A few of the leaves are looking strange. The best way I know to describe it is that it looks like the green is coming off of the leaf in places. I've attached a couple of pictures. We've had rain 3 days in a row here, and temps in the 80s. Wondering if mildew or mold is to blame. Thanks for any suggestions!

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sunnibel7 Md 7(7)

Looks like sun or wind damage to me, unless it is spidermites, but since there is no yellowing, I lean towards the first. Were these inside then recently moved out? Did you have a particularly breezy day recently? Check the undersides for tiny tiny insects and if you don't find any, don't worry. I think they will bounce back just fine. Cheers!

    Bookmark   April 5, 2012 at 1:25PM
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Yes, it looks like sun damage. Did you perhaps get some water on the leaves during the heat of the day? Best to water at the ground level in the morning if you don't have a drip system.

    Bookmark   April 5, 2012 at 1:29PM
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Thank you - that's a relief! Yes, it rained midday, then the sun came out again. I haven't seen any insects except those little tiny flies that are supposed to eat aphids. Happy to see those!

    Bookmark   April 5, 2012 at 2:06PM
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