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29/05/2012 at 20:56

Big brown patches have started appearing on my French Bean leaves. Lower two tiers only, the rest of the plant still growing OK. The leaves eventually shrivel and die.

I grew the plants from seed in my conservatory, planting out 2 to 3 weeks ago. They are in a south facing alley to the side of my house in raised beds. Very warm part of the garden and a sun trap, although it sometimes becomes a wind tunnel.

Pic below

Anyone able to help? Thanks in advance.

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29/05/2012 at 21:38

Can't view your picture but if memory serves me right we had a wet cool spell up to about a week ago-put it down to the weather, not being hardened off enough and planted out too early.

Now is the ideal time to plant or sow.

29/05/2012 at 21:43

Thanks sotongeoff.

Does that now mean I will lose the lot, or may they recover?

29/05/2012 at 21:50

They will probably grow out of it-my feeling is that though it will be cooler by the end of the week we are are unlikely too see any cold weather till September(hopefully) -it doesn't always pay to get ahead

29/05/2012 at 21:54

 Over eagerness I'm afraid. Will know for next year! Thanks again

29/05/2012 at 22:00

Yep- definitely too cold.

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