Questions tagged [beans]

Large plant seeds from *Fabaceae* (also known as *Leguminosae*).

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Why are the leaves on my peas and beans turning pale/yellow/brown?

I have a few pea and bean plants that I have recently planted. They have grown pretty well but one pea plant in particular is starting to look a sickly yellow/pale. The bean plants still look healthy ...
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What's happening to the mung bean plant?

I was trying to plant mung bean in a pod. The germination process is simple and quick, but after moving the plant to grow in soil, then something strange happened. At the beginning after moving to ...
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More Than One Harvest from Beans?

I planted a row of climbing green beans in the spring and enjoyed good healthy plants; they flowered and grew plenty of delicious beans. Now I am ready to tear them up and plant new seeds. My wife is ...
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What kind of striped purple pole bean is this?

I last grew these beans in 2013 in central NY and am hoping to grow them again this year (I know, they're old). Unfortunately I have no memories of where I got the original bean seeds, and I really ...
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Beans and Onions Stopped Growing

I'm a new gardener who decided to try raised bed gardening this year due to living in South Eastern North Carolina where's there's a lot of sandy soil. I followed some advice on companion planting ...
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What's eating my plants?

New gardener here. I saw little holes in my basil, bean, and epazote leaves. What's eating them, and how can I get rid of these pests? Obviously spraying something on the leaves is less than ideal for ...
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How do you grow beans from fresh beans bought from the supermarket?

All the tutorials that I could find on growing beans have said to find non-irradiated dry beans from a bag: I even found one article saying that beans can only sprout when they had been dried. ...
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What kind of beans are these?

My wife regularly orders seeds online. When these beans showed up they were labeled "star fruit," which is clearly wrong. She planted the beans in a raised bed and they did very well. The bean pods ...
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Can I use dried broad bean pods as mulch?

I had planted broad beans last year, and kept some pods on the vine until they dried out and turned black. I shelled them so now I have dried beans for planting later on, but this left me with quite a ...
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Pinto Beans Plant - Leaves turning yellow , wilting at bottoms , translucent holes

Recently I've noticed translucent spots in my leaves . This plant is roughly 1-2 months old . It is a pinto bean plant , it was grown from seed . It started growing inside a paper towel , and was ...
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Climbing long beans leaves started have white spots

6 months ago, I planted the climbing beans in a container. They started growing beans since last month. We had like 2 harvest of maybe 40-50 beans. It is still growing beans but but now the leaves ...
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Can tepary beans cross-pollinate with common beans?

I've bought seeds for an open-pollinated heirloom variety of tepary beans (phaseolus acutifolius). The seeds I collect from the mature plants should yield the exact same variety. However, is there ...
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Why leaves of my bean plant are as in this photo?

I've a "new" bean plant (1 month old) in a vase (20 centimeters radius). I water it every day approximately for 500cl/1 liter of water. I've used a new topsoil and for 2 times a bio compost (famous ...
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What is going on with my beans?

I am having a weird time with my beans this year. For whatever reason, absolutely none of them are growing normally. This is my third set of beans I’ve put in the ground. I’ve tried two different ...
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What should I experience with growing the Auntie Wilder type of Phaseolus Vulgaris?

I can't seem to find a video of somemone showing off their Auntie Wilder bean plant, and it makes me wonder what experience other people are having with them.
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I have a question about a disease on my green beans

I'm not sure if this is a disease or a bit as weather-related on my green beans can someone give me any idea, my beans have a purple almost black all over them it's not a texter nor is it slamming I ...
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What is this Bean Sprout looking plant?

I have a section of my garden that has been covered by a wooden board. The area underneath this wooden board was very damp and dark. There was this strange plant underneath the wooden board and I was ...
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Broad Beans — Flowers dying and not fruiting

I have a some broad beans plants that have just started flowering in early spring. The plants and flowers look healthy, at least to me, but some of the flowers at the bottom of the plant appear to by ...
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Will beans or peas grow back after being topped by a deer?

A deer got at my peas and beans. The peas seem to still have some leaves and stem. The beans are missing most of their leaves. Do either plants have any chance of regrowing or should I scrap them all ...
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How kill bugs/eggs on beans for planting

The beans (pole beans) that I save to plant the following year always end up with multiple holes from bugs by the time spring rolls around. The beans still sprout and grow fine, but I'd rather not ...
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grow beans downward without support. Anyone tried that?

Today I ate some delicious beans and I had a strange thought. We usually grow beans with sticks to support their upward growth. How about reverse? Has anyone placed bean plants on a balcony or ...
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Sprouting: sprouting seeds vs. beans from grocery store

I came across an article about sprouting and I found it interesting and decided to give it a try. I bought specialized sprouting seeds and my girlfriend asked me why I was buying such seeds when she ...
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Why do leaves turn yellowish and then dry?

I have planted beans in approximately 10 inch (25 cm) pot with potting soil. I also water the pot regularly. The beans have grown well and started to flower but the leaves are turning yellowish. Is ...
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When to plant pole beans after corn?

My corn is now about a foot high, and heavily mulched with dried bindweed. They say you can use corn to support pole beans, though others say it pulls down the corn. So, at what height of corn should ...
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Why are my bean leaves curled with white splotches?

My beans received fertilizer occasionally in the spring to get them going, and now each plant has several beans growing. However, I noticed that many leaves are curled, deformed (like an old scar), or ...
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Are the white sections on my bean plant's leaves caused by white flies?

I have been planting a few beans in my backyard, in a pot. The plants sprout well and start growing well. After a week or less the leaves have these white lines and patches on them. I had pepper ...
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Pruning suckers from bush beans?

I have 2 bush bean plants, should I prune these to a single stem if I'm growing them in a square foot garden? I'm not familiar with growing beans, so caring for them is all new to me. This is the ...
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Is there a difference in harvesting beans for food or seed?

So other than peas and green beans, I haven't grown beans yet. When you grow beans that are typically stores as dry beans (ex. Black beans, kidney beans, navy beans, pintos, etc.) is there any ...
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Regrow beans from the garden

I grew some green pole beans (variety unknown) this year from commercial seed, and I'd like to harvest some seeds from the plants to regrow for next year. How do I do this? I tried just picking some ...
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Why would two batches of Top Crop Bush Bean (green beans) seeds be different

I bought some green bean seeds a week ago, I just ripped open the bag, and there's no way to reseal it. Anyway, a week later I compared the beans I have with the ones still in the store. Mine were a ...
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What is this bean-like plant in a forest on Vancouver Island, British Columbia?

I found a plant near my house in Malahat on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. It seems to be some sort of bean. It is a vine and has pods that are about an inch long and the seeds are about 2 mm ...
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What's a better solution than manual/gasoline corn and bean seeder?

I already asked on Electrical Engineering how to adapt an electric motor to a manual seeder. I followed the advice of a commenter to ask on this site, so that people here may have a better solution ...
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How do I grow multiple generations of lima beans? [closed]

I am working on a school project and was wondering how fast can I grow lima beans indoor? What would be the minimum and maximum water, light and other nutrition I can expose them too? Do they need to ...
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How do I prevent my mung bean sprouts from turning green and developing too many roots?

I am sprouting mung beans to eat. I sprout them in a clear plastic container with the opening covered in a mesh. I place the container, opening down on the kitchen counter covered in one of those ...
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What is this small green bug with long legs and antennae, in New Zealand?

I have found an insect sitting on one of my plants, in Auckland, New Zealand. It is sitting on a broad bean leaf about 6 cm wide Is this a friend or foe?
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Can I overwinter runner bean seedlings for cropping the next season?

Clearing up my vegetable plot this autumn I have found several young runner beans have self seeded and have put up new plants currently 10-15cm high. I've not seen this before but we have had a very ...
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How much water should I give a mung bean each day?

I have a mung bean plant I'm growing in my home that's about 10 centimeters tall now. How much water should I be giving the plant each day in order for it to grow? I would like to know the amount in ...
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My bean plants appear to have rust

They're a variety called 'yard long' I think. Could somebody confirm or let me know what else it could be? What's the best way to treat them? It has been a pretty wet spring. We're in zone 3/4. Oops ...
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Just transplated Zucchini and bean outside and noticing some white spots on leaves and brown stems

So a few days ago I transplanted my pole beans and Zucchini plants into containers. I'm noticing a few things on the plants. We had a heavy rain and some wind a few days after I transplanted them and ...
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Is there a pole version of marrow beans?

Any other rich-flavoured, white dry bean would do as well. I'm in zone 5a or 5b, ample growing season. I grew a few types of dry bush beans this year and even got a second crop off some of them. ...
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Why are my French Cobra bean flowers not being pollinated?

I have French Cobra bean which I heard is supposed to self pollinate. In the mean time all the flowers just dry out and fall off leaving a small stem behind. It's the first time I grow beans and I ...
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What is causing diseased leaves on my French beans?

My French bean plants have diseased leaves as shown below: What can be causing this? The beans themselves are relatively plentiful. Location: India. Weather In May-June: Hot! > 95F days. The bottom ...
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How far apart should bush beans be when planted in blocks instead of rows?

I've got two 6 foot by 3 foot beds I plan on growing bush beans in. The varieties I'm growing are European Soldier & Kenearly Yellow Eye and the seed spacing that is on the packets says about 2 ...
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French Bean Cobra got scorched by sun?

Took my bean outside recently and it was just fine for last 2 days when suddenly yesterday 4 or 5 leave got their tips dried out. It is in pot on North facing wall so wonder if that might be due to ...
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How do I get tender green beans?

We have successfully grown a nice crop of green beans this year, but in contrast to store-bought beans the skin is quite tough. Is there a trick to cultivating more tender beans? Or is it a matter of ...
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Duration of harvest season from Bush Bean plants?

Was wondering what a typical duration of production for a conventional bush bean is. I know a lot of factors such as how well the plants are cared for and heat can play into it. Here in the ...
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Is it really necessary to rotate runner beans?

A firm believer in 3-year crop rotation, I sow my runner beans in a different plot every year. After they crop, I dig their stems and roots into the soil, to replenish it with their captured nitrogen; ...
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Can I grow fava beans as a fall crop in New Jersey (USDA Zone 7A)?

I grew fava beans this year for the first time and really liked them. The issue I had is that about half my seeds didn't come up, so I have a fairly small crop. If I started more seeds in July would ...
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How many bean plants will corn / sunflower support?

I planted a section of my garden three-sisters style this year: corn, squash/pumpkin, and pole beans (for dry harvest). I also have a 25' row of "Mammoth Gray Stripe" sunflowers (9-12 footers) in the ...