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Why are my pole beans not flowering? #764641

Asked July 29, 2021, 2:11 PM EDT

Why are my pole beans not flowering?

Eaton County Michigan

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Hello,

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Marie Garcia Replied July 29, 2021, 2:14 PM EDT
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Christine Wilkes Replied July 30, 2021, 7:50 AM EDT

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.

Barry Andersen Replied July 30, 2021, 10:35 PM EDT
How do I know if the soil has too much nitrate? I used garden soul from the nursery.

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Christine Wilkes Replied August 01, 2021, 12:34 PM EDT

Hey Christine,  

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:

Barry Andersen Replied August 02, 2021, 9:34 AM EDT

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