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13/06/2012 at 20:54

The leaves of my broad beans have rust coloured spots.  Will this affect the beans and will it be safe to compost them?

13/06/2012 at 22:38

Probably broad bean rust, which is fairly common but not too damaging.  This is what the RHS says about it:

http://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/profile.aspx?pid=112

In short, the beans will be fine, but don't compost the plants when you have picked them all.

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