Sunday, January 4, 2009
Highly recommended #1
Planting corn after broad beans.
I read about planting corn in between broad beans early last year and decided to give it a go.
Having never grown broad beans before I wasn't sure what to expect so I prepared the soil with aged horse manure and compost and planted the beans which grew really well and gave me a nice crop of broad beans.
Next after the broad beans were finished I removed the above ground parts and left the nitrogen rich roots in place.
I didn't turn the soil I just loosened it a bit and planted my corn seed directly into the soil between where the beans plants were and after 3 mts my corn is ready and probably the healthiest crop I've ever grown.
Now I used corn here because it is a high user of nitrogen which the broad beans seem exceptionally good at fixing to their roots and as they say the proof is in the eating(pudding)