Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Bean Update

It's been about a week and a half since I reported on the problem with damping off in the patch of Monachelle di Trevio beans in my garden. Well, I'm happy to say that the 6 survivors have stayed with us and are actually growing. I had sowed my remaining dozen seeds in paper pots at that time and got 100% germination, although there is one week seedling. Those babies went into the spots previously occupied by the first bunch of beans.

I had mixed up a sprayer full of Actinovate to treat a fungal problem elsewhere in the garden so the new bean seedlings got a squirt of that and I may cover my bases and give them a spray of 70% Neem as well.

I've got my fingers crossed that the next report about these beans is as positive as this one.


  1. Putting the second batch into the place where he first batch was might be a bit risky, so let's hope you get away with it! Hopefully your preventative spraying will do the trick.

  2. Good luck with those beans. I had 10 that might live through my own disaster, but one died off today from something. I'm not sure what. It looks like damping off, but usually I get that at ground level. This time it was at the height of the cotyledon leaves.

  3. There is something going on with beans this year - I'm also having issues and I think they may be slug related. I had spotty germination for 3 different types - all new seed & in two different beds. I'm pre-germinating some more seed now & crossing my fingers.

  4. Everyone is crossing their fingers this year on beans, it seems. I have one patch that are all getting eaten ..


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