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Does anybody know anything about growing green beans? We've always
raised green beans every year but this year it's been so hot. They're
blooming but the blossoms aren't setting. People have said that if
it's too hot the blossoms won't set. It's finally cooled off. Will
we finally start getting beans or are the plants locked into a
specific growth cycle where if they're past a certain point they won't
produce anything. They're an old fashion pole bean variety and the
vines are very healthy. There's just no beans on them. I don't know
the exact variety. The seeds came from my uncle. They are the best
green beans I've ever tasted.
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On Aug 26, 1:11*am, Pennyaline > wrote:
> On 8/25/2010 22:34, wrote:
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> > ...They're an old fashion pole bean variety and the
> > vines are very healthy. *There's just no beans on them. *I don't know
> > the exact variety. *The seeds came from my uncle. *They are the best
> > green beans I've ever tasted.

>
> Are they heirloom beans or another variety that grows true from seed
> over successive generations?


They are an heirloom bean but I don't know what variety they are. My
uncle has grown them for the last few years and he saves the seeds
from them each year. We used to raise another type of bean but last
year he gave us a bushel of beans from his garden. We saved out a few
for eating and canned the rest. After trying them we decided we were
going to start growing them instead of what we had been growing. So
he gave us some of the seeds that he had saved from the previous
crop. He assured us that we would have more beans than we would know
what to do with. Well, the weather simply hasn't cooperated this
year. So far we've found fewer than 10 beans. The plants themselves
are healthy and show no signs of stress.
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> Does anybody know anything about growing green beans? We've always
> raised green beans every year but this year it's been so hot. They're
> blooming but the blossoms aren't setting. People have said that if
> it's too hot the blossoms won't set. It's finally cooled off. Will
> we finally start getting beans or are the plants locked into a
> specific growth cycle where if they're past a certain point they won't
> produce anything. They're an old fashion pole bean variety and the
> vines are very healthy. There's just no beans on them. I don't know
> the exact variety. The seeds came from my uncle. They are the best
> green beans I've ever tasted.


I know nothing, but your local Cooperative Extension agent should have
lots of information for you. http://www.csrees.usda.gov/Extension/

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>We've always raised green beans every year but this year it's been so hot.


Not knowing your growing zone makes it difficult to attribute any
problem to a warm spell, especially without knowing *how* abnormally
hot.

> They're blooming but the blossoms aren't setting.


If there are blossoms but no bees there wont be beans.



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On Aug 25, 9:34 pm, " > wrote:
> Does anybody know anything about growing green beans? We've always
> raised green beans every year but this year it's been so hot. They're
> blooming but the blossoms aren't setting. People have said that if
> it's too hot the blossoms won't set. It's finally cooled off. Will
> we finally start getting beans or are the plants locked into a
> specific growth cycle where if they're past a certain point they won't
> produce anything. They're an old fashion pole bean variety and the
> vines are very healthy. There's just no beans on them. I don't know
> the exact variety. The seeds came from my uncle. They are the best
> green beans I've ever tasted.


Depending on how much more summer you have where you live there may
still be enough time for blossoms to set and beans to grow. Or not.
In either case I don't know of anything special you can do. Farmers
spend a lot of time just waiting and seeing. Good luck. Our favorite
is still good old Kentucky Wonder. -aem
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On Aug 26, 8:20*am, brooklyn1 > wrote:
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> >We've always raised green beans every year but this year it's been so hot. *

>
> Not knowing your growing zone makes it difficult to attribute any
> problem to a warm spell, especially without knowing *how* abnormally
> hot.
>
> > They're blooming but the blossoms aren't setting.

>
> If there are blossoms but no bees there wont be beans.


What if deer come along and eat the tops? They didn't eat the flowers,
so it looks like I'll have a small crop, but I'm wondering if we'll
get another round...
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On Aug 26, 12:34*pm, " > wrote:
> Does anybody know anything about growing green beans? *We've always
> raised green beans every year but this year it's been so hot. *They're
> blooming but the blossoms aren't setting. *People have said that if
> it's too hot the blossoms won't set. *It's finally cooled off. *Will
> we finally start getting beans or are the plants locked into a
> specific growth cycle where if they're past a certain point they won't
> produce anything. *They're an old fashion pole bean variety and the
> vines are very healthy. *There's just no beans on them. *I don't know
> the exact variety. *The seeds came from my uncle. *They are the best
> green beans I've ever tasted.


I had broad beans that were flowering and not setting pods. A dose of
potash set things straight.

JB


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On Aug 25, 9:34*pm, " > wrote:
> Does anybody know anything about growing green beans? *We've always
> raised green beans every year but this year it's been so hot. *They're
> blooming but the blossoms aren't setting. *People have said that if
> it's too hot the blossoms won't set. *It's finally cooled off. *Will
> we finally start getting beans or are the plants locked into a
> specific growth cycle where if they're past a certain point they won't
> produce anything. *They're an old fashion pole bean variety and the
> vines are very healthy. *There's just no beans on them. *I don't know
> the exact variety. *The seeds came from my uncle. *They are the best
> green beans I've ever tasted.


Same thing happened to a friend last year - great healthy plants, lots
of flowers but virtually no beans. Consensus among our Master Gardener
friends was that record high temps during the pollination period were
to blame for the failure of the beans to develop.

This year she switched from pole beans to bush beans - we both planted
the same variety (Venture) grown from seeds I bought from Territorial
Seed. Despite the hinky weather we've had - cold, very late spring
followed by a coolish summer punctuated by periods of sizzling heat,
both households are enjoying beans. Am really happy with Venture &
will definitely grow them again.

Now if my tomatoes will finally ripen, I'll be a happy woman.

NT

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I believe the group you want for this is rec.gardens.edible.


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We've got beans now. I kept them watered and now that it's turned
cooler they're starting to produce like crazy. My aunt, who also got
some of the same seeds, pulled all her vines up early in the summer
because they were dried up. Perhaps if she had kept them watered like
I did and be patient she would have had beans now too. By the way,
the variety of bean is called Barnes Mountain Bean.
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