They were planted quite early for us ( in September) and most survived the late October frost. They have produced a few beans for me - I ate them at their green stage as there was little else coming from the patch at the time. I found them quite good green.
But then they started to turn yellow and wither. On pulling the plants up I found that many of their roots had been nibbled off.
I suspect it's the chafer grub.
Certainly I find them when I am digging thru the patch. I usually toss them to the chooks when I find them.The chooks just love them. Looks like the girls will have to do some work for me!
But here is the weird thing, it seems that it is only the borlotti beans that are effected.
Why is that? Other beans are thriving as are other plants in the neighbouring beds.
Have you any idea what's happening?