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Need help with my green beans

Posted by leylowe 8b (My Page) on
Thu, Apr 5, 12 at 12:15

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!

Here is a link that might be useful: Photo of leaf

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RE: Need help with my green beans

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!

RE: Need help with my green beans

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.

RE: Need help with my green beans

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!

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