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How to protect young climbing beans from bean fly

I came up with this method of protecting my young climbing beans from bean fly, whose larvae killed successive plantings of my Blue Lake…

Started by Mike Watson

1 Sep 18
Reply by Andrew Cumberland

bean fly attacking young bean plants?

Hi everyone, new here, and hoping for a successful winter bean crop with a little help from your good selves. I'm successful with snake bea…

Started by Mike Watson

11 May 19
Reply by Dave Riley


Hi everyone,over many garden visits I have met many people growing madagascar beans and although having admitted to growing them lots have…

Started by Lissa

2 Aug 6, 2015
Reply by Lissa

toxins in beans - did you know?

Some members have been discussing Pigeon Pea and during the discussion talk turned to beans. Dave provided a link to this very interesting…

Started by Lissa

1 Jun 28, 2015
Reply by Dave Riley

I finally get it with madagascar beans.

Folk have been asking me for ages "do you grow Madagascar bean?". I have only ever eaten boiled Lima beans (which I love) and equated them…

Started by Lissa

10 Apr 29, 2015
Reply by Lissa

Queensland Cucumber Mosaic Virus Alert

From JERRY COLEBY-WILLIAMS: Cucumber mosaic virus is a threat to food security. Last year this highly destructive disease was identified on…

Started by Lissa

15 Apr 23, 2015
Reply by Elaine de Saxe

Yam Bean/Jicama (pro he-cama)

Came across an asian lady selling some bits and pieces at the Caboolture Markets this morning - the freshest ginger I've ever seen, persimm…

Started by Lissa

61 Aug 21, 2012

What's killing my beans??

Hi all, Just wondering if anyone can help me identify this pest and help me treat my beans. Every time I grow beans they seem to take off…

Started by Vanessa Collier

64 Jun 29, 2012
Reply by Joseph

Snake bean - Vigna unguiculata subsp. sesquipedaris

Posted by Florence on March 6, 2010 at 8:08 in Plant Database Wiki Back to Plant Database Wiki Discussions General description This i…

Started by Scarlett

1 May 15, 2012
Reply by Elaine de Saxe

Insalata di fave con pesto di noci - Broad bean salad with walnut pesto

Recipe from "Two Greedy Italians", by Antonio Caluccio and Gennardo Contaldo   Fresh broad beans are a favourite in Italy during the early…

Started by Scarlett

3 Nov 29, 2011
Reply by Scarlett


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