I wanted to do a three sisters planting of corn interplanted with beans and squash. I had always read about that and never tried it. So I planted my corn. When the corn plants were a few inches high, I planted beans next to them. And waited... And waited... Finally ONE bean plant popped up, out of about 30 I planted. I waited some more to see if any more were coming. When none did, I soaked some more bean seeds over night and planted them. And waited... And waited.
Finally I went digging around to see what was happening. The few beans I found (these were green bean seeds, this year's) were nothing but mush, rotted out. I have been watering almost every day,if there isn't rain in the forecast for that day or the next day. My planting mix is very loose and well draining and we have been having warm weather and lots of sunshine. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. I think corn needs pretty much water, being shallow rooted.
I think I will try pre-sprouting some beans, see if they will do better if they have a little head start first.