Thread: Corn and peas
06-01-2012, 11:51 AM #1
Corn and peas
This year I experimented with planting my corn and peas together. That way the peas could climb the corn. Saving space. I ended up staking the peas, they grow much faster then the corn. Next year I plan to plant the peas three weeks after the corn. Just because it did not work does not mean it was not a good plan!
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06-01-2012, 11:58 AM #2
In square foot gardening, you can do pole beans on the corn.
For peas, it suggests a "stick teepee". You connect 3 or 4 sticks (I bought bamboo sticks about 7 feet long) at one end and spread the other end so it stands up. Then plant peas on each side of each stick and a couple in the middle under the thing. They climb the sticks making a green teepee. Peas fairly easy to pick this way, too.
Only done it once - SO hates peas, so did snow peas."If Howdy Doody runs against him, I'm voting for the puppet." - SkyOwl's Wife, 2012
06-01-2012, 12:00 PM #3
06-01-2012, 12:51 PM #4
I'm with Skyowl's Wife SO. Would that be Skyowl? Peas won't even stay down. I pick them out of pot pies.
Sounds like a good idea to save space. Do they cross pollinate at all that may change the taste of one or the other?
06-01-2012, 03:09 PM #5
Cross pollinating... what? Peas? I planted all the same type on my teepee. If you planted different types on it, you'd likely have a problem.
And sorry, yes, SO is SkyOwl."If Howdy Doody runs against him, I'm voting for the puppet." - SkyOwl's Wife, 2012
06-02-2012, 06:59 AM #6
06-02-2012, 11:35 AM #7
It sounds like you DID think about cross pollinating! I plant the jalapenos at one end and the bell's at the other end of the garden."If Howdy Doody runs against him, I'm voting for the puppet." - SkyOwl's Wife, 2012