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E. Vinje

Hello –

The problem you are seeing with your garden beans could be fungal in nature or a reaction to the Sevin® pesticide that you used. Hopefully you followed the label instructions when applying. However, shriveled bean pods are often the result of uneven watering, or even a lack of moisture. Beans do well in moist — not wet — soils. Give them a good drink of water and consider using a mulch to prevent moisture loss between waterings. I’ve included a link to our Growing Beans article.


Hope it helps!