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Saturday, July 14, 2012
Beans in the backyard 2012, week 10
Most of the plants measured 31 inches tall on July 8, and I counted 11 fully developed trifoliolates. You can see beetle damage on some of the upper leaves, but healthy leaves continue to appear above them. I think the beetle activity has slowed significantly over the past week, so this crop shouldn't suffer any more because of that pest.
The big new this week is the appearance of pods! You can see some beginning to form at the juncture of the lateral branches in the middle of this image. I apologize that the central stalk of the plant is not is focus. Since we've had very hot weather and minimal rain, we'll watch these (and hopefully other) pods develop to try to determine whether these plants are suffering heat stress at this critical time in the formation of the crop.