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Understory Crop?

Posted by Edymnion z7 (My Page) on
Tue, Mar 12, 13 at 16:57

Hello all,

Since I've dedicated my main garden plot this year to a rare breed of corn (I got my hands on glass gem corn, finally) that are going to be taking up most of my main garden plot this year, I've built a fairly sizable garden box/planter/raised bed to plant my non-corn crops in.

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Its big enough for two rows of peppers/tomatoes/potatoes/etc, which I'll be planting in it. Question is, what could I grow UNDER those to help maximize my square footage? I'm wanting to grow some purple spinach, and I read that spinach can do well in partial shade, so I'm thinking thats in. How well would carrots do planted underneath a tomato? Or celery? Could I do celery in the middle of everything?

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RE: Understory Crop?

Why don't you plant companion plants with your corn? Plant pole beans to climb your corn and squash to shade the ground. You can find guidance obn the internet.

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