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What's Wrong With My Beans

 
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I have some pole pinto beans that are coming up that seem to have some problems. They have holes in the leaves and a few of the tips of the leaves look like they've been shriveled or nibbled off. Please see the attached pictures. Can someone tell me what the issue may be?

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My first guess was gonna be slugs, but it looks like each photo has a different culprit. I bet if you went out at night with a flashlight you could catch them in the act. The damage looks pretty minor all things considered. Best of luck
 
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Thanks for your reply. I'm happy to hear it's minor. It's my first grow and so I didn't know if it was bad or not.
 
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Maybe bean leaf beetle? They tend to make little holes like the first picture. I wonder if the second picture is where they nibbled on it when the leaf was much smaller and more tender.

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After looking at some pictures of bean beetles, i seem to recall seeing those things in the garden. Is it too late to plant something in the garden to repel them? I was reading marigold and summer savory helps repel them. But is it too late for me to plant those? It's already quite hot here in Dallas.
 
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Brandon,
I think the marigolds and summer savory are a bit late to seed; however, maybe you can buy plants at a nursery. I think you can just hand pick a small garden. Or knock them off the plant in to a bucket of soapy water.

With any luck, the plants will also outgrow whatever is damaging the plant. Look at the growing point of the plant and watch for new growth. I'm sorry I can't be more help on this, but I'd like to hear how it goes.

Perhaps someone else will have more to offer.

Justin
 
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Thanks!
 
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