ANOTHER NOTE FROM 'READER J' (STA BREAKING NEWS and ARCHIVES)
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).
BACK TO NATURE!