The Garden Community for Garden Lovers

Problem growing green beans

United States Us

why do the blooms fall off my green bean plants? They are full of blooms but never make beans then they just fall off.



Hi, try spray misting the flowers with cold water each evening to help them set.

14 Jul, 2010


They must not dry out at the roots. Mulch them with compost and keep well watered, especially as the young pods start. Liquid feed with high potash fertiliser once a week too should help.

14 Jul, 2010


If all else fails then take a cotton bud and pollinate the flowers yourself. Very gently rub pollen from one plant to another. Keep to a small area at a time and go from one plant to the one next to it.

Liquid tomato feed is what I use to encourage and strengthen my plants!

15 Jul, 2010

How do I say thanks?

Answer question


Not found an answer?