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Scarlet runner bean deletion

scarlet bean creates problems with bean beetles

We decided to delete scarlet runner beans from our garden this year.

It seemed like they attracted bean beetles that impacted our Masai beans.



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I had a similar experience with gourds on a trellis for shade. They attracted tons of cucumber beetles and then got powdery mildew. They were fun to grow but once was enough.
Comment by daizy Wed Jun 15 16:55:11 2016





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