Companion planting

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Can't find the Website I used to consult. Any suggestions?
Specifically, I want to plant some corn in the same bed as existing strawberries (Yes, plenty of room). OK, or contra-indicated?
TIA
HB
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Higgs Boson wrote:

contra, IMO.
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songbird wrote:

based on what?
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I must have used the wrong search terms earlier; this time I found a whole bunch of Web sites.
Did not find any contra-indications for corn + strawberries. nor any enthusiastic recommendations.
I only asked because I had room in that patch.
May go ahead anyway and also plant beans, which are known to work well with corn.
Should be an interesting menage!
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Higgs Boson wrote: ...

are they everbearing strawberries?
planted sparsely they will do better or if you can put them on the north sideish.
my contra-indication is that both are heavy feeders and that corn likes it a bit dryer than strawberries. also if they are everbearing strawberries then that reduces or eliminates the third+ crops until the corn dies back enough to let more light in (if heavily interplanted).
beans will help quite a bit for the strawberries. trim some of the leaves off once in a while and use that for green manure in the patch. the worms and plants love it. climbing beans (pinto, or pole beans of various kinds) will use the corn for support. plant the beans a while after the corn it needs a head start.
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Thanks for the encouragement! Yes, the strawberries are planted sparsely, and most of them are ever-bearing, but ISTR a few are June bearing.
Appreciate the tip about giving the corn a head start.
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Higgs Boson wrote:
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something else came to mind, plant the corn in clumps so they pollinate better. isolated plants won't pollinate as well.

you're welcome. good luck.
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***Yes, I was taught to plant them sort of in squares, about 1 foot apart. But that seems a little close, dunnit? What do peepul think?
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Higgs Boson wrote:

If your soil is fertile enough it will be OK.
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