Leaves falling of bean plants
I've heard growing beans is easy, but somehow I've managed to mess up. The leaves are falling off my yellow pole beans and green bush beans - all well-established plants that are now nearly bare of leaves. Any beans that were growing seem to have stunted. Some new leaves seem to be trying to grow, but I bet they just die too. I thought it was just the heat, but there are so many other symptoms it could be too...
- I've seen a few aphids on the leaves from time to time. I've tried home-made remedies before, like dish soap/garlic solutions, applying at night, but the leaves seem to get burnt by that.
- Maybe I'm over-watering? Can't imagine I'm underwatering.
- I had the built in saucers on the bottom of all of my plastic containers, but just heard that is bad and maybe that is also what is bothering my cucumber leaves.
- Maybe I just planted them too late in the season?
Same thing happened last summer to the beans, and they seemed to come back just before fall. Would love to hear from others experiencing something similar. Would also love to hear it's just the super hot heat we've been having in Massachusetts.
This is just my third year gardening, so any advice would be very much appreciated. Thank you!!