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Runner bean stem snapped

I am growing runner beans and the plant is a few feet tall. I went to move it today as it is in a plant pot and managed to snap the stem near the bottom of the plant :(. It hasn't broken completely and is still hanging on. Is there any way in which I can salvage it? Alternatively, if I  cut off the rest of the plant above the break, would it still continue to grow? 


  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,853
    As long as there are some leaves below the break, new shoots will appear from the leaf joints.
    Snip the broken bit off.
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 21,135
    As it’s at the bottom, I’m not sure it wil grow.
    With no leaves it’s doubtful, give it a little while and see but I wouldn’t hold out much hope. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Blue OnionBlue Onion Posts: 2,928
    Just pop a few more seeds in the soil near the base, they will soon catch up (if the slugs and snails don't get them first).  
    Utah, USA.
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