I'm about ready to plant my garlic bulbs and the only good place to plant them is where I grew my corn this year. Now I know corn is a heavy feeder and I believe it takes nitrogen out of the soil - right?

So, my question is - what should I do to amend the soil so that the garlic will thrive in this spot?

I do have a good compost pile and my first thought was to work some into the soil.

Thoughts?

As an aside...are green beans good for the soil? I usually add compost to my entire garden in the spring but I thought I read somewhere that green beans put some of the good nutrients back in the soil.