Container Greenbeans

rlmartenJuly 24, 2013

Hi, I planted green beans in pots on my deck. (Contender & Provider) I've had good success w/them, but the problem I'm having is when I pick a mature bean, but next to it is one that is not ready to be picked, the one that is still growing, shrivels up & stops growing or grows really weirdly. The first ones come in great & to the size they should be. But, after that I end up w/a bunch of "stunted beans. I can't figure out why this is happening. I've been planting beans this way for the last 3 years & it's happening every year. Any help w/this would be greatly appreciated.

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edweather(Zone 5a/b Central NY)

That does sound a bit odd. I get a few stunted beans, but more of an exception than the rule. Three years is a long time. Have you tried changing anything like the soil or feeding pattern? I know I get smaller/stunted beans later in the season, but they are still edible.

    Bookmark   July 25, 2013 at 1:16PM
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charlieboring

My guess is that when you pick the bean you damage the vine, inhibiting the delivery of nutrition the the remaining bean.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2013 at 9:33AM
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