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brown leaves on my broad beans

brown leaves and stem on my broad beans, what could it be please, thanks


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 60,716

    Probably chocolate spot - it's a fungus which enjoys wet overcrowded conditions - another year plant your beans a bit further apart.  

    It's a nuisance and may reduce the yield but hopefully you should still get a crop and the beans will be perfectly edible.  

    If your bean plants are flopping about a bit, try staking them with canes to allow air to flow between the plants - this will help reduce the spread.

    And don't compost the bean plants - dry and burn them if you can or otherwise dispose of them. 

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • bluejanbluejan Posts: 80

    I did plant them a bit too close together and we have had a lot of rain, I do have them staked. thanks

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