what is eating my beans?

Asked May 26, 2019, 3:31 PM EDT

It looks like something is eating my Contender Bush Bean plants. What to do and do I need to thin these plants or are they ok this close together??

Fayette County Kentucky

1 Response

The holes are probably from a bean leaf beetle, more info here https://extension.umn.edu/yard-and-garden-insects/bean-leaf-beetles . And as far as spacing goes, we recommend that the plants be 2-3" apart within the row. Overall you have some very nice looking young bean plants. Thanks!