Beans Fall Over - Knowledgebase Question

Philpot, KY
Question by rich5861
June 27, 1999
My bush beans fall over after a heavy rain or watering. This usually occurs when they are in bloom or several beans on plant. Is there anything I can do to prevent this?

Answer from NGA
June 27, 1999


Here's how I've seen this problem solved -- after planting the beans, place an arc of concrete reinforcing wire over the row. The plants grow up through the wire, and are supported by it. It keeps them from falling over, and keeps beans off the ground. It probably also helps with air circulation, which reduces the chance of disease. Best of luck.

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