Yellowish leaves on pole beans- ?

Lumberton, TX(Zone 8b)

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

Thanks!

Irving, TX(Zone 8a)

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 ...

Thumbnail by drthor
Charlotte, NC(Zone 7b)

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.

Lumberton, TX(Zone 8b)

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.

Charlotte, NC(Zone 7b)

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"

Lumberton, TX(Zone 8b)

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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