Poor crop of Runner beans

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Sleepingpopman

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Poor crop of Runner beans
« on: July 16, 2018, 09:32 »
Hi Folks  ;)
My runner beans this year have grown brill & are all in or have been in flower but
hardly any beans showing  :(. They've been well watered & feed & there's plenty of
bees about to do there part but up to now only 3 beans  :mad:, I know there plenty
of growing time left but there doesn't appear to be any sign of a new bean growing
where the flower has dropped from, just little stalks.
Anybody else suffering with this or any thoughts why it's happening  :(.

Keith  ;)

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JayG

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Re: Poor crop of Runner beans
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2018, 09:42 »
Some varieties seem more prone to dropping rather than setting their flowers than others - spraying the flowers with water is said to help with setting, although not everyone agrees with that...

Things will almost certainly improve when (if) it cools down a bit.
Sow your seeds, plant your plants. What's the difference? A couple of weeks or more when answering possible queries!

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Sleepingpopman

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Re: Poor crop of Runner beans
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2018, 14:44 »
Hi again. Thanks for your reply. I forgot to say that I've used Scarlet Empress,
the same type that I've used for years, although I did mix in a white flowering
Type last year as I heard that the birds don't go for them as much but I didn't
notice much diff' so back to the old tried & tested & this year the birds haven't
Been a prob as yet. Oh bye the way I have been spraying them, like you I don't
Know if it works or not but I do it to g/house toms as well.
Keith.



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