I began this post,
then thought of our own dear departed
Billy Thorpe and The Aztecs.
OK! so I am showing my age!
But doncha love the dancing, and the suits?
And why was I thinking of the Aztecs?
Because of the corn and the beans of course.
I waited until the corn was up and growing...
then I hilled up the soil around their roots
and planted climbing beans.
Just like the Aztecs
(the civilization, not the band)
used to do in South America.
This combination is the absolute pinnacle
of companion planting.
The beans fix nitrogen in the soil for the hungry corn,
and the corn provides something
for the beans to clamber up.
A real win-win situation.
Of course, the Aztecs would have planted
some squash nearby and allowed it to ramble
through the lot to save space.
And no 'poison ivy' in sight!
Can't wait to see how much it has grown
when I get home.