Companion for Sunflowers?

greenwood85(6b)December 25, 2008

I'm going to plant a large variety of sunflower. I imagine pole beans might like to climb the fast-growing stalk. Am I right? Any other suggestions?

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I hope it is not to late to post a reply. I have had success with vine cucumbers, morning glory, and sweet peas. Just to name a few vines. Zinnias look nice in front of sunflowers. And also I use clover as a ground cover/green manure for about everything. good luck:)

    Bookmark   March 11, 2009 at 8:53PM
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I'm going to try pole beans and winter squash this year.

    Bookmark   April 30, 2009 at 10:08PM
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According to Liouse Riotte in her book, "Carrots Love Tomatoes", pole beans and sunflowers do not get along. She recommends planting sunflowers with cucumbers or melons.

Here is a link that might be useful: Carrots Love Tomatoes

    Bookmark   May 2, 2009 at 11:20PM
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It seems sunflowers are good for Bush beans though. I wonder why it's different for bush beans...

    Bookmark   May 3, 2009 at 1:15AM
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