Pole beans and tomatoes together - uhoh!
I am getting ready to transplant my tomato seedlings and just to be sure I wasn't making any mistakes I double-checked my gardening book's list of good and bad companion plants. Wouldn't you know it, I made a mistake. I'd planned to plant my tomatoes and pole beans in the same 4x8 bed, but according to my book the beans are not friendly with the tomatoes.
My little garden is fairly filled up at this point, but if beans + tomatoes = disaster I'd rather find some way to reorganize than have a really bad outcome for the tomatoes. It would take some serious doing to reorg and I'd probably need to sacrifice some of my other warm/sun loving plants (eggplants and peppers that haven't been transplanted yet) but it could be done.
So what I'm trying to find out (hopefully from you sage gardenwebbers) is just how bad of a bad companion are pole beans for tomatoes? Has anyone tried to grow them together before and had decent results? Disastrous experiences? What kind of risk am I looking at here?
Thanks for your help!