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What is attacking my bean plant?

I have a bean plant that I started to grow this spring from a bean saved from a previous bean plant which grew very well and harvested many beans two years ago. However this plant seems to be under attack - but I'm not sure by what.

I haven't seen see any insects, caterpillars or slugs. I have tried spraying with soapy water. The leaves seem to be 'eaten' from around the edges (see photos), but I couldn't find any images online similar to what is happening to my plant. 

Please help, and any tips on preventing further damage would be very much appreciated. The plant yielded one lone bean pod before coming under attack and that's it. Thank you!


  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391
    Looks like wind damage and/or lack of water rather than any kind of disease.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • NewBoy2NewBoy2 Posts: 1,813
    My guess ........and it is a guess.......... is that it could be air quality.
    Everyone is just trying to be Happy.....So lets help Them.
  • Thank you. Although in a city, I thought the air quality where we are was relatively ok (if not - if it is doing this to my bean plant, what is it doing to my lungs?!). However it has certainly been very windy the last couple of weeks. The strange thing is the bean plant before (two years ago) never had these issues - the leaves were all perfectly smooth. I have strawberries growing on the other side of the planter and they seem very happy. I do make sure the soil is damp each day but I have added a different type of soil/compost than previously.
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