Ripening Haricot Beans
The Haricot beans are loosing green leaf area exposing the pods to ripen in the late summer sunshine! What do we learn from all this?
My earlier comment about seed rates appears correct; the crop is going to need to be much thicker to produce a commercial yield.
Some of the varieties do hold their pods off the floor so you should be able to get the combine header under them. Others don’t. It would also appear that those in contact with the soil “don’t fill” particularly well and are particularly susceptible to secondary spoilage infections such as botrytis. Does this mean there is value to be found in a cereal “T3” type fungicide?
Finally, a good herbicide policy is going to be paramount if you are going to have any chance of a commercial crop let alone be able to harvest what you have grown.