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    Default Underplanting Sweetcorn

    I know the usual thing to underplant Sweetcorn with are Squashes....but has anyone tried anything else?... maybe lettuces, spring onions, beetroots??

    What do you think yay or nay?

    Thanks in advance.
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    I've done lettuce and it worked quite well. I would be cautious about root crops as you don't want to disturb the sweetcorn roots.
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    I have one sweetcorn bed planted with the traditional beans and squashes mix and another with the serious glut of PSB and sprouts that I grew and couldn't bear to compost. No negatives so far (very early days) but one positive has been the very hungry pigeons haven't found this lot of brassicas...yet!

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    I used cornflowers which helped to green mulch the soil and cut down on waterring. Flowers were pretty too and rather aptly named!
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    i grew cobra climbing french beans up my sweetcorn last year and it worked very well..

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    Dwarf french beans for me all the way!
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    I've successfully grown beetroot under sweetcorn in the past, and I'm doing it again this year too.

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    I've gone for a couple of butternut squash plants. Not done it before so we'll see.
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