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Posted: 24/05/2013 at 20:28

Who is "you" ??

This site has nothing to do with the BBC directly or Gardeners World TV or Chelsea

Runner Beans

Posted: 24/05/2013 at 18:16

Sprinkle on top -but do not go mad-just a few does the job

Prevention always better than cure

Leaves turning white/yellow

Posted: 24/05/2013 at 18:13

Some of that looks like spray damage -from a weed kiler or something-is that possible?

Yourself, neighbour, nearby field?

Runner Beans

Posted: 24/05/2013 at 18:02

You can get organic slug pellets-or try beer traps-but you are going to need something

Salt harms the soil

Some slugs are in the soil- a barrier wont necessarily work-would not bother to be honest.

Runner Beans

Posted: 24/05/2013 at 17:30
Andrew Kenneth wrote (see)
lazy gardener wrote (see)

Can see the pics now-that is typical slug damage

If I sprinkle some salt over the area of the beans would that help, would it harm the bean plant?

Do not sprinkle salt on the garden-get yourself some pellets or go out tonight and pick them off and dispose.

But not JUST tonight.

Runner Beans

Posted: 24/05/2013 at 17:19
bigolob wrote (see)

We have grown our Runners this year from seed in the GH and will be planting them out this weekend surrounded by a "thick mulch" of Slug Pellets!! The plants are in 4 inch pots are about 5 inches high (sorry about the Old English measurments but I do not DO the European rubbish!)

Good luck.

You do not need a "thick mulch" of pellets-just a few scattered about.

Runner Beans

Posted: 24/05/2013 at 17:17

Can see the pics now-that is typical slug damage

Runner Beans

Posted: 24/05/2013 at 17:16

They hide in the day-go out tonight after dark with a torch you will see them.

It is always slugs or snails if freshly planted things get nibbled-seldom anything else-better safe than sorry


Runner Beans

Posted: 24/05/2013 at 17:07

Cant see the pictures-but 100% guarantee it is slugs or snails-did you do anything to deter?

New turf down, do I need to water when its raining?

Posted: 24/05/2013 at 14:01

No -not if it is raining properly-only if you get a long dry spell

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