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    newshootNic
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    Hi!
    I planted these climbing beans out but they look knackered. Leaves a bit shredded in places and they’re mottled. The site they’re in is exposed and it can get windy but there were some signs beforehand after the hardening off period. I hardened them off over a three week period, gradually getting them accustomed with the outdoors. It’s been a bit windy and I’ve tried to put them in the most sheltered spot possible during this period but I’m wondering whether that combined with their current position has all been a bit much? Or maybe someone can identify something else that’s wrong with them. I’ve put a thin layer of fleece over them for now just to stabilise them, but any other suggestions/comments welcome. Thank you :scratch:

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    #29528
    VegVamp
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    What kind of beans are they Nic, and where in the country are you? It looks like a combination of wind damage and possibly frost. Most climbing beans are tender. I’m in Northern Ireland and have only got my French Climbing Beans out of the greenhouse yesterday.

    #29529
    newshootNic
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    Hi VegVamp
    They’re a combination of Cobra, Runner and Bauhilde. I planted them out last week so I think it would tally that perhaps it was on the tad early side….
    Weather was around the mid teens, soil about 8degrees but the weather has been fluctuating alot and taken a few dips to around to 5 degrees at night time…I’ve read you can remove leaves that have suffered frost and just carry on but is there anything else you’d recommend I can do to help them out?

    #29530
    Walt
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    It looks like wind-chill. Neither Climbers nor Runners need that even if they are hardened off. They prefer warm conditions where they can get away unchecked…

    #29532
    newshootNic
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    It would certainly makes sense given it’s been so windy. Thanks Walt.

    #29533
    Walt
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    If they are still there and the weather stays fair…give them a Nitrogen kick…i.e. : Chempak 2…Nitrate of Chalk…

    #29534
    dandlyon
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    You beat me to it Walt just what I would have said :good:

    #29535
    newshootNic
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    Thank you Walt and Dandlyon, that’s really helpful. I’ll give it a try. :bye:

    #29536
    VegVamp
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    Useful to me too, thanks Walt and Tony, often get wind-chill/wind-burn.

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