What's the secret to growing peas and beans?
I'm a novice at growing vegetables. This is only my second summer - last year wasn't that great due to six weeks of constant rain followed by gales.
Turns out I can grow whopper onions and good brassicas, my tomatoes are pretty decent, as are my peppers, chilis courgettes, potatoes, etc.
But my beans and peas are a disaster. I overwintered some mangetouts that surprisingly were a great success. But my spring-sown peas and summer-sown French beans haven't done at all well. They start off great but then the leaves go yellow with tinges of red. I can't see any spider mites on them.
Am I under or overwatering them? Have I given them too much in the way of nutrients so they've 'burned'? Is there some secret trick that I have yet to learn?
All help gratefully received. I'm probably just in time to put in another lot of bean seeds to crop before the frosts. So any advice would be good for this year as well as preparation for next.