Before, After

| August 10, 2012 | 8 Replies

I seeded this Royal Burgundy Bean inside in the middle of June.

Along with this Japanese Melon seedling. Out of 12 seedlings of various vegetables planted, only three were viable, and a Japanese Parsley croaked outside.

I hardened these seedling outside on the front porch with part sun, part shade, for a couple of weeks.

Then I planted them, did everything right. I planted them in the bright sun (figuring we only have about a month left of long sunny days and they’d need every day), still in the cups, which are supposed to biodegrade. After one week, the bean looks like this.

It added a couple of leaves right away, then, the original leaves fell off, and the rest are yellow and withering. I am watering every day. So, it’s either too much water, or too strong of sun. It’s been very hot and sunny for here, so it was quite an adjustment going out there, or maybe I’m just overwatering? The melon is faring better.

The same melon species, but, a month older.

Advice welcome! Thanks for stopping by! New episode of “Late Bloomer – Monarchs and Milkweed” will be online tonight. Please check it out! – Kaye

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Category: Fruit, Vegetables, Warm Season

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  1. Rene drove by and suggested I might have used too much fertilizer when I planted it. 🙁

  2. flamidwyfe says:

    I’m learning from you and Anna, so no advise… But, it makes me excited to move back to the States and start growing my own 🙂 6 weeks to go!

  3. MaryZ says:

    yellow leaves are often a sign of too much water. glad your melon is coming along

  4. Dan Wilson says:

    Ithink you need to plant your beans directly in the ground. I don’t think they transplant very well.

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