ijetta
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poor beans!!

I'm having major trouble with my Kentucky Wonder bean plans and I need HELP!!

Here are some examples:

[img]https://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy214/ijetta/2012-07-29141555.jpg[/img]

[img]https://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy214/ijetta/2012-07-29142104.jpg[/img]

[img]https://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy214/ijetta/2012-07-29142018.jpg[/img]

[img]https://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy214/ijetta/2012-07-29141931.jpg[/img]

[img]https://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy214/ijetta/2012-07-29141811.jpg[/img]

[img]https://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy214/ijetta/2012-07-29141727.jpg[/img]

[img]https://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy214/ijetta/2012-07-29141642.jpg[/img]

What's going on here??

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The fourth and sixth pictures look like aphid damage. Have you checked them closely for aphids? They often get on the undersides of the leaves and suck out the juices so the leaves curl up around them.

Also, how many hours of full sun do these see in a day?
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ijetta
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the new foliage seems to curl right off the bat, but not the lower leaves. they recieve sunlight from approx 9am to 8pm. Also, it has been 95 degrees plus for their entire growth cycle.

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Possibly Magnesium deficiency and or Potassium deficiency

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ijetta
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how do i remedy that?

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It looks like they are being grown in pots so nutrients wash out pretty fast. Try some liquid fertilizers. They have organic kind if you would rather not use the synthetic. Also 9am-8pm seems like lots of sun especially in 95F temps. You may wanna move them to a location where they get some shade during the day.

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My first thought was spider mites.

Hot dry weather and mites go together. They like beans. Late in the season here, the mites can be so bad that the bean plants will be near death if let go.

Mites are tiny things. If there are enough of them, there will be webbing. Still, they can be sucking the life out of the plants and be very hard to see. What I do is turn a leaf over and stare at the "specks." If a speck moves a quarter of an inch - I know it is a mite. The other specks are just immobile because they are latched on to the underside of that leaf.

Aphids, and the "wrinkling" suggest those, and spider mites can be killed with insecticidal soap. You can start by hosing off the plants with a strong jet of water. Spray with the soap after the plants dry and near sundown. You may want to show up with the hose the next morning and wash them down again.

Just the hose alone can make a big difference. If you can dislodge the mite, he won't live long enuf to crawl all the way back to that bean plant . . .

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Aphids or mites

When I zoom into the last picture it looks like a pest, aphids or mites. I think both are a pain. I have beans in as well and got aphids and they along With the brutal heat have sucked alot life outta my beans. I have done all I can but it seems the two together is killing the plants slowly. it has been almost 95 most days, and the heat index on some days is higher, mites are no better they like aphids just multiply and you can only spray so much water and insecticidal soap before that hurts the plant. I wish you luck. I don't expect to get much this year, my HOT weather chowders peas are even suffering. :cry:
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I have always grown beans in full sun, and in fact all my garden gets full sun all day. I don't think too much sun will hurt them. Yes, at this high altitude with little air pollution, the suns rays are very strong. Still the plants do well in full sun.
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