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?
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:)
I'm going to try pole beans and winter squash this year.
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
It seems sunflowers are good for Bush beans though. I wonder why it's different for bush beans...