help with interplanting veggies
I haven't found much info on the research I've done via a search engine and using the search feature on this forum.
Plz don't suggest looking up something on companion gardening. This isn't really what I'm doing, it's just the best terminology I can think of for it.
The main reasons for doing this are to maximize a very limited amount of gardening space, and to extend the harvest because of having a short growing season.
The ideas I have are listed below, but they're purely speculation. I don't know if they'll work.
Corn with melons and/or squash (this IS NOT three sisters)
beans with leafy green stuff (to shade the greens)
fruiting crops (tomatoes, eggplant, peppers) with root veggies. I figured this would be a natural since they'd shade the root veggies, and since both need potassium and phosphorus. However would this cause them to compete for food?
I'm also wondering what tall crops to pair with brassicas (cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, kohlrabi, turnips). I heard these are tricky to find other veggies that pair well with them.
Also kohlrabi and turnip are brassicas, but they're also root veggies. So should they be paired with fruiting crops mentioned above, or with whatever veggies you'd pair brassicas with?