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Runner Beans


By Kornos

Surrey, United Kingdom Gb

For the last few years my runner bean flowers have dropped off before the plant has been pollinated-therefore only about 20% of the flowers became beans. I do keep them well watered, I use a fine spray on the flowers but I still loose 80% of the flowers. Any ideas? Thanks



I have noticed that the bluetits go for the flowers like they do on my mahonia. so you could try netting them. or plant more so you salvage more beans.

12 Mar, 2009


Yes, I agree. I've seen sparrows and tits picking the flowers off runner beans just for the shear hell of it!
Or maybe they were after the aphids!

12 Mar, 2009

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