I planted 6 rows of corn this afternoon! I do hope the corn does better than last year, nonetheless...it will provide a "trellis" for my pole beans as I plan to use the "Three Sisters" Native American planting plan. As soon as the little stalks of corn are about six inches tall, I'll plant the pole beans and squash. The squash will shade the ground around the corn and beans as well as keeping pests away with its prickly vines. The beans fix nitrogen in the soil to benefit the corn and squash. Last year, I had tall corn stalks, but the corn didn't fill out...verrry disappointing.
I'm also thinking of planting okra with blackeyed peas. My theory is that the peas will provide shading and keep the moisture in the ground. Anyone know if these two make good companion plants?
If the weather is nice tomorrow, no doubt I'll plant another row of carrots as I've got seed left over. I'm still not sure enough about the weather to put out my tomatoes, but I'll be watching the forecasts carefully and putting them out soon. They're still so tiny...with only one set of true leaves. I'd like to see them grow a bit before putting them out in the garden.