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Vegetable Gardening: Yellowish leaves on pole beans- ?

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brigidlily
Lumberton, TX
(Zone 8b)

April 17, 2012
3:32 PM

Post #9086572

They have come up and look fine but for a paleness. Epsom salts? Compost? I planted them in "organic" garden soil.

Thanks!

drthor

drthor
Irving, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 18, 2012
6:48 AM

Post #9087286

Could you snap a picture, please?
Here are my pole beans ... first year growing.
The bottom leaves are also lighter and with some chew holes ...

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HoneybeeNC

HoneybeeNC
Charlotte, NC
(Zone 7b)

April 18, 2012
7:11 AM

Post #9087320

brigidlily - did you give them any fertilizer?

Although I've read that legumes don't need fertilizer, it has been my personal experience that they do. Maybe not as much as some other vegetables, but I get better yields if I feed them. A low nitrogren fertilizer is best, otherwise you are likely to get more leaves than beans.
brigidlily
Lumberton, TX
(Zone 8b)

April 18, 2012
9:31 AM

Post #9087525

I googled it and apparently they can go through a yellowish phase, and then green up. I think I will use a little fish emulsion on them.

drthor, I can't find that thing that lets me upload photos or I would. They look very good except for the paleness.

HoneybeeNC

HoneybeeNC
Charlotte, NC
(Zone 7b)

April 18, 2012
11:02 AM

Post #9087615

brigidlily - to upload photos

click on "Browse"
find the photo you want to upload and click on it - if you want to upload more than one photo, choose them one at a time.
click on "Send"
brigidlily
Lumberton, TX
(Zone 8b)

April 19, 2012
9:40 AM

Post #9088877

It's getting the photos from the camera to the computer I'm having trouble with -- I can't find the little device. But I will!

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