Well about a month and a half ago I planted several rows of beans and zucks on each side of a 50 foot long by 3 feet wide black plastic. yesterday I went to see what had happened and was there about 10 days ago.! To my surprise I had huge bean plants with 30 to 40 flowers and some ready beans on each plant! My zucks were 18 inches high with huge leaves and 1 to 3 pound zucks. I npicked 32 zucks and a few pounds of beans. In another week I would guess a 100 zucks and a half bushel of green bush bean. I guess the 10-10-10 fertilizer helped! Also it is a farm field that has pretty good soil! Little or no weeds on the side next to the plastic some weeds on the other side of the crops but they did not hurt the crops since one side near the plastic the crops are free to spread! the tomatoes in the middle of the plastic not very good!
What even worked better than what I figured was that I could walk right down the middle of the plastic and pick from both sides. Where I had the beans mixed with zuck plants the beans were more mature and and very healthy as were the zucks! This crop helped make my summer since so many othewr things were so bad especially the tomatoes! I have a second bean crop that will be ready in 3 weeks!