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by LurkyLou @, Friday, March 17, 2017, 20:42 @ Theresa

O.K. then. Here is something for you to plant, using an old Indian tradition known as the "three sisters" method.
Plant in circles - adjacent to each other, and start with your corn, let it get about 9-12" high, then plant pole beans around the corn. When the pole beans come up plant a large circle of squash around those. You circles should be from 1 ft to 2 ft in diameter total. The corn supports the pole beans and the squash does a great job of shading out most of the weeds.

I tried this last year and it worked great. Now you have something to work on and harvest for great food.

I grew the Hopi Gray Squash. These get huge, some of mine were over 8 lbs., so if you like squash these store well, and I've heard of people freezing the edible part. (you might want to wash the squash and spritz the outside with a very mild bleach solution if mold spots start showing).


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