Runner Bean flowers BUT No Beans
This is my first year growing veg's. I've created a 6'x6' plot with loads of old compost into which I have a couple of Marrow Plants, 3 Tomatoe plants, a couple of rows of peas and a long row of Runner Beans.
All are growing beautifully & healthily and have loads of flowers from which the various vegies are growing - All apart from the Runner Beans - They were purchased as small plants, planted at the base of 6' canes and have shot to the top and beyond and are a Mass of Red Flowers that are well visited by Bees and other polinating insects - HOWEVER - The flowers eventually drop and just leave a stalk... No little runner bean, ready to grow big and feed me. All plants are watered regulary but not over watered, I've added a bit of feed to the water on a couple of occasions over the past month.
Can anyone enlighten me as to why the flowers just drop off and are not producing beans ??
- 23 Jul, 2008