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Why The Beans Are Waiting

Categories: Vegetable Growing

Can you tell me why pink beans which were planted early in Merced

county, irrigated four times, hoed four times and cultivated, have no

beans on them? The vines look finely.

Probably because you had too much hot, dry wind at the blooming. This is

one of the most frequent troubles with beans in the hot valley, but the

pink bean resists it better than other varieties. As the heat moderates

you are likely to get blossoms which will come through and form pods,

and then the crop will depend upon how long frost is postponed. You have

also treated the plants a little too well with water and cultivation.

You had better let them feel the pinch of poverty a little now; they

will be more likely to go to work.