- Mar 5, 2011
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- SE Missouri, Zone 6
Probably two days after I complained about beans not setting, I discovered tiny 1/4" beans sticking out of the ends of some stems. They continued to produce, and outpaced the Fortex. The Fortex bean plants themselves seemed to fade and turn brown pretty quickly. By now, they are hardly producing. But then, the Blue Lake have slowed down mightily, as well.In answer to the original post, if flowers are being produced, nitrogen is not an issue. Too much N usually results in a "lots of leaves, but no flowers" problem. I too think it is a question of too much heat, too little water, or a combination of the two. I'm actually surprised to hear that Fortex is doing better under the same conditions, since it is not known for its heat tolerance.
@so lucky , could you give us an update? Hopefully the weather has cooled a little, have the beans begun setting pods yet?
That one and only area where the Blue Lake were planted was a little lower and held water longer.
I think each variety has their advantages. Maybe I will just plant each next year and wait for them to shine in their own way. (I'm feeling very Zen this morning.)