Growing Green Beans up Corn
Ok, last question for at least a few weeks I swear. I am just a bit giddy over finding such a treasure trove of experts :)
I have 5 new raised beds 6x4 in size. Because my husband is getting a bit cranky about the work-load this year (building me the beds as well as 2 pea trellis') I had planned on growing my beans up my corn stalks (via 3 sister's method).
The plan was 2 6ft rows of corn in the middle of the bed (12 stalks), with green beans planted at each side edge (I figured 10 per row). I was going to do this in 2 beds in order to fit 40 beans and 20 corn.
After reading a bit about corn and wind pollination I am wondering if it would be a better idea to fill an entire bed with corn however, and suck it up and built trellis' for my beans in the other bed. It would still only be 4 rows of 6 but a little more likely to pollinate?
So can I still grow my beans up my corn? Or separate beds? Do those numbers look good as far as potential yield? We are a family of four and having some left-over for freezing would cause much dancing. If I do separate beds any advice on the bean spacing? 4 rows? more? should I add a bush-type and do half/half?