Growing Beans - climbing, also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners

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21 Nov 21 Steve (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I live on sunshine coast and was wondering can I plant corn, sweet potatoes and bean in the same patch. So that the bean grow up the corn with the sweet potatoes under neath
23 Nov 21 Anonymous (Australia - temperate climate)
Beans do not require a lot of fertiliser. Corn and sweet potatoes do require a good fertilising. Just my opinion but I'm not a believer in mixing crops together. I think because of the fertiliser and sun requirements it would produce inferior crops. At the moment I have 7 rows of corn 60cm apart, they are 1.8m high. I would like to see how beans and sweet potatoes would have grown in that corn. The beans and sweet potato would have taken a lot of fertiliser and water and the corn crop wouldn't be as good as it is.
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