We are planting a garden in the morning. The beds are tilled and everything is set to go, but we are having a disagreement on the proper way to plant a garden using companion planting and getting the maximum yield. Is it better to plant sections (eg.rows or squares) or plant alternating vegetables? I will try to diagram it below. Which way would work better and why?

PLAN 1 B=BEANS, C=CORN S=SQUASH

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B C B C B C B C B C B C B C B C B C B C B C B C B C B C B

C B C B S B C B C B C B C B S B C B C B C B S B C B C B C

B C B C B C B C B C B C B C B C B C B C B C B C B C B C B

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OR

PLAN 2 B=BEANS C=CORN S=SQUASH

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B B B B B B B C C C C C C C C C C C C S S S S S S S S S S S

B B B B B B B C C C C C C C C C C C C S S S S S S S S S S

B B B B B B B B C C C C C C C C C C C C S S S S S S S S S S

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With plan 1, will there be a problem with cross pollinating, watering, root depth, sunligh, growth timing?

The general idea with plan 1 is the beans will run up the corn, and the squash will spread out underneath. Plan 2 is just how I have always seen it done. Any information on these ideas would be greatly appreciated! We are at a stand still until we figure this out.

The beds are 3 ft wide. Now these plans are just general ideas, I know the sqaush will spread out so they will have to be spaced more, but hopefully you get my drift.

Thanks in advance!