I'm planting a block of corn this summer. I've only grown it once before, with less than stellar results. I came across 'Navajo Black' seeds and couldn't resist... I want to start preparing the bed now so I have a ready-to-go, nitrogen-rich corn banquet rather than trying to keep up with feeding it during the growing season. I've had wheat (carbon crop) in part of the bed, which I've just cut down and I assume will need some serious smothering. The soil's a bit tired and dries out very fast. I'm thinking plant a load of broad beans and lupins. Maybe add half-finished compost and seaweed, then plant legumes into that? Then I can cut the legumes a couple of weeks before planting the corn and mulch heavily. Sound sensible? I'd love to read any handy corn hints.