Asked on Jul 4, 2013

Vegetable plants very stunted but producing harvest

CynthiaRoberta AlessiDouglas Hunt


I have raised beds and planted vegetables in April. All plants are looking very healthy but are very stunted, yet are producing plenty of fruit/veggies. Is there a way to make the plants grow more full without harming the vegetable production? My wax bean plants are only 12 inches tall but are full of beans. Taste great, but was really hoping for more lush garden. Tons of rain in our area. Is this the problem?
3 answers
  • Douglas Hunt
    on Jul 4, 2013

    Cynthia, cool weather might result in stunted growth, but I don't think too much rain would. This sounds like a soil-related issue to me. What did you fill your raised beds with.

  • Roberta Alessi
    on Jul 6, 2013

    Hi Cindy.....try Miracle Grow but Doug is right - check the soil first

  • Cynthia
    on Jul 12, 2013

    Thanks for your help. Time to do a soil test. The weather has been a bit cooler this season so hopefully it didn't do much harm to them.

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