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By Moggie

United Kingdom Gb

I have ry successfully grown broard beans in my greenhouse and have been [icking beans for 2 weeks.However some of the leaves have turned a splotchy yellow leaving the veins green. Also some of the berans have a rusty covering.Can you help please?



Sounds like broad bean rust or chocolate spot, both fungal diseases which are more likely to affect broad beans in an enclosed space like a greenhouse where there is higher humidity. However, these mostly affect the plants once they are older and if you have been successfully harvesting them for a couple of weeks, it seems likely that there aren't too many more to come, as broad beans have a short harvest period.
You sound to have done far better than me as the broad beans in my polytunnel have mainly failed to set, due either to cool conditions or a lack of insect pollination.

19 Jun, 2012


Another GoYer has chocolate spot on their broad beans and, in the UK, there is no treatment available to amateur growers. Our broad beans are barely in flower yet later than usual but I am putting it down to the weather.

19 Jun, 2012


Thank you for your help, it is always good to know excatly what the problem is!

20 Jun, 2012

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