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lilcee
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Yellowing bean plants

Some of my bean plants are getting a little yellowish/light green. What is a good fertilizer to use on them? I'm thinking they need nitrogen or magnesium from the pictures of seen.

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I'd top dress with some compost or composted cow manure.

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After looking closer at the leaves, I'm thinking they need iron?

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i second the compost...
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We mixed old horse manure into the soil before we planted. Should we add more? We worked it into the whole garden

I'll try to post some pics tomorrow.

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I don't think they do too well with too much nitrogen. Also does poorly in area that doesn't drain well / gets too much water.

Dramatically better performance when inoculated with rhizobium for legumes before sowing. I don't know if it helps to work some into the soil after they are growing, though it seems like it should.

I sowed uninoculated vetch last fall for cover crop because I was pretty sure my garden has grown enough peas, beans, clovers, vetch, etc. in the past. In the course of weeding, I've pulled some up, roots and all, and am finding gratifyingly numerous root nodules. 8)

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15/15/15 is a good general purpose fertilizer.

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I had this problem last year with my bean plants - the problem was to much water. We had some serious flooding here last year that drowned out most of my garden - are you getting to much rain?
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No, actually we need rain bad. Hasn't rained in weeks. I water it a couple times a week. My husband picked some beans today. They're producing good, just don't look dark green. Look more like a lime green.

Here's what they look like. Would Black Cow work? Or do I need some other fertilizer? I need to know so my husband can get it tomorrow. Thanks everyone

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I think I figured out part of my problem. I haven't been watering them from under neath the plants. We have a sprinkler that waters the whole garden from above. I checked under the plants and the ground was dry. The plants are so big that the water isn't getting under them to the roots. My husband is getting me something different to water the garden with.



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