Asked July 29, 2021, 2:11 PM EDT
Why are my pole beans not flowering?
Eaton County Michigan
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On Jul 29, 2021, at 2:14 PM, Ask Extension <email@example.com> wrote:
Christine, thanks the question.
Beans do take some time to mature enough to produce flowers, It can take over 60 days after planting to get the first harvest. Too much nitrogen can lead to lots of leaves and no flowers. High temperatures or water stress can lead to dropped blooms or none at all. Check out the following links:
I hope this helps.
On Jul 30, 2021, at 10:35 PM, Ask Extension <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Nitrogen in soil does not stay constant. It can leach from the soil. Beans being a legume work with soil dwelling bacteria to produce usable nitrogen. Some packaged soils contain fertilizer which can lead to excess nitrogen. Adding fertilizer will do the same. You could perform a nitrogen test but it most likely won't change the results. Just don't add anymore. Given the weather we have had water stress or high temperatures is more likely. Adequate sunlight is also import. Eight plus hours is ideal. Check out the following link: