I just transplanted Ky Wonder Pole beans a couple weeks ago, and they're doing fine.
I start them in 6 oz yogurt cups, and it's EZ to push the whole root ball up and out without it breaking apart. That seems to be the main consideration in transplanting plants that don't like root disturbance.
Thats a main issue I have right now. I have some Morning Glory seedlings that i think some lil green caterpillars are using as an all-you-can-eat buffet. I've managed to catch some of them, but some are still eluding me. sneaky lil devils!
One of our blueberry bushes has been completely stripped of leaves. I assume it was done by caterpillars. They are especially numerous this year - dropping down on us from the trees above.The roses are taking a beating, too.
A couple of years ago, the County sprayed Bt from the air to kill an invasion of tent caterpillars without regard to the fact that when you kill off pests, you lower the number of preditors because they starve. Now the ratio of preditor to pest is out of wack, and it will take time for the preditor numbers to climb enough to put things in balance once again.
I prefer to let Mother Nature do what she has been doing for millions of years. I've never used pesticides or fungicides on anything I'm going to eat, and this approach has served me well over the years.