So I was talking potato growing last night, and the subject of sweet potatoes came up and how someone we knew used them as a decorative plant rather than planted as a food crop.
Add to the equation some family for whom curbits are bad news.
Instead of the three sisters, Corn, Beans and Squash, what about Corn, Beans, and Sweet Potatoes? I thought about jicama too, as that vines like CRAZY - only issue is that it's pretty but not edible (except for the root).
Or do potatoes and jicama plants have equal toxicity? For the non tuberous parts, I mean. Edit: ckecked Wikipedia - yes equal toxicity. Never thought about it before, I usually dug potatoes out of gravy. Not much potato growing in my desert years.
Would this altered version of three sisters work, anyone think?