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sick climbing beans

Postby blossom » Sat Jul 05, 2008 1:22 pm

I had a disastrous crop of beans this autumn. before they could produce more than a few strugglers, they were overtaken with a horrible marking on all the leaves. It was a brown colour, and wouldnt rub off, and sort of raised.
( sorry I dont have pic.. not that savvy yet)

I tried spraying it with pyrethrum..to no avail.
The bed was by that time of year, in part shade, and the weather was wet and rainy.

I am concerned that anything that I plant in there come spring may have a disease as well.

Any ideas?
And any ideas if I should treat the soil? I have lime...???? :cry:
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Re: climbing beans

Postby Luzy » Sat Jul 05, 2008 4:41 pm

Hi Blossom,

Was the brown stuff on the top or bottom of the leaves? And did it leave a smudge on your fingers?
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Re: climbing beans

Postby blossom » Tue Aug 05, 2008 8:34 pm

Luzy

No, the brown stuff wouldnt rub off. It seemed to be a disease on the leaves. I think it started on the bottom of the leaves, and then spread.

My concern now is that if its a lasting disease, maybe it will be in the soil and infect the new crops that I plant next month come spring
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Re: climbing beans

Postby Luzy » Thu Aug 07, 2008 5:32 pm

Well, you've stumped me (not hard :roll: ). Is there any chance to plant in a different part of the garden this year?
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Re: climbing beans

Postby Cackles » Sat Aug 09, 2008 12:22 pm

Sounds to me like it might be a rust?
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Re: climbing beans

Postby blossom » Sun Aug 10, 2008 10:20 pm

Ok Luzy.. thats what I am thinking, a different part of the garden it is then.

Cackles.. if it IS rust, what can we do for that?
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