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My beans are very slow, possibly too much nitrogen in the soil, can I remove what on any other plant, would be the bottom two seed leaves ? They have gone part yellow


  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 21,144
    The seed leaves will drop off on their own soon, no need to pick them off.
    Keep the beans warm for a while then gradually harden off before planting out.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • nick615nick615 SW IrelandPosts: 1,250
    I wouldn't worry too much, Bakes3147.  Runners are resilient little blighters which shake their heads and then make up for lost time.  Mine were caught by a rare couple of early frosts (outside).  The leaves turned very sickly looking, but I left them to it and they're now forging ahead.  I think you can worry too much?
  • Bakes3147Bakes3147 Posts: 4
    Thanks lyn and nick
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