problem with runner beans

carrie purnell asked 13 years ago
Hello Gerry, I am an oap and have just started to try to grow a few veges for myself. I brought 3 runner plants and put them in a grow bag. They were doing really well until a few days ago I notice that one plant completely died and the others look as though they are stricken with the same complaint – the leaves look as though they have been eaten away leaving just the skeleton – I’m so disappointed – can you help? I love runner beans but they are so expensive in the supermarket. Thank you, Katie.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
If there are just skeleton veins of leaves left, snails have eaten the leaves. They feed at night and shelter by day, possibly tucked down the side of the grow bag, or inside the fold of plastic.

If the growingpoint of the plants is gone, they are unlikley to recover.