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Yellowing leaves on french green beans

Posted: 11/06/2013 at 10:54
1Honeysuckle wrote (see)

Please, can anyone help? Our French bean leaves are turning yellow and we don't know why. They are being watered at the roots in the evening after the heat of the sun has lessened. Do they need a special feed? are they just settling in? they were planted out two weeks ago.

They do not need feeding at this stage

Did you raise them inside?.

It may be a case of just not hardening them off sufficiently.

what to do

Posted: 11/06/2013 at 09:52

Feeding once a week??-with what Louise?

Roses need feeding probably twice a year -at most.

spraying veg/fruit plants

Posted: 11/06/2013 at 09:22

Sorry to say -but this has all got a bit preachy-the question was about pesticides -that has now turned into a more emotive word called poisons,

Now one should feel guilty about protecting their crop with whatever means they like but is is all about moderation and following instructions

Roseclear is for roses not vegetables-the clue is in the name

As for PTLanscape-nice advert by the way-that clearly is a load of old nonsense-surprised you have made it this far-presumably you drive and operate machinery in your work-chucking out a few fumes??

A bit of proportion is needed-too much scaremongering-no facts

The Canny Gardener

Posted: 10/06/2013 at 18:46

I noticed a few weeks back that plants from this company were offered as a prize on this site.

Who won that?-or to put it better who would want to?

The Canny Gardener

Posted: 10/06/2013 at 17:43

A question-has anybody complained to local trading standards about this company?

Basic question alert - green beans!

Posted: 10/06/2013 at 14:23

They are runner beans -they need to go outside for the bees to do their work-they may get set back by the change of conditions-normally you would harden them off-and it does not sound as if you can do that now-so just be aware

Tomatoes -no they are self pollinators-just give them a slight shake occasionally when passing

Basic question alert - green beans!

Posted: 10/06/2013 at 13:47

What beans are you growing in a greenhouse?-some need pollinators

Outside you usually tip them and then the side shoots form to grow as well.

Plastic greenhouse

Posted: 10/06/2013 at 10:29
milly1 wrote (see)

Can anyone help,  I have a new plastic greenhouse with tomatoe plants inside, the roof of same is covered permanently with flys and insects, how can I get rid of them without killing the plants!

Why do you need or want to milly?

Root mealybug

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 14:09

Where did you get the term root mealybugs from ?-have never heard of this pest and am not sure that white deposits on plant roots equates to a pest anyway

I fear you have been googling and jumped to a conclusion

The biggest pest in containers is the vine weevil grub-now could it be that?

Plant/seed identification please.

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 12:33

Difficult to say until it does something like flower or fruit-at the moment looks a bit like a pepper but then again also a bit like lilac-so....

Where did the seed come from?

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