I want to give this a try, I have grown pea's before but not beans and I havent grown the other companions as well. so this is all new to me and could use some/any advice...
I'm not a big squash fan so I wanted to know if I can grow cucumbers in the place of squash?? I know squash & cucumbers are cousins, well in the same Cucurbitaceae family but I thought id ask if this would work. has any one done this? or am I setting my self up for failure??
for those who don't know what [url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Sisters_(agriculture)]three sisters[/url] is, its an old companion planting method used by some native Americans. they grouped maize(corn) climbing beans and squash together.
I want to give this a shot on a small, new patch of land I been prepping all winter.
it was a part of my back lawn but I took that out, laid some compost, worm casting, coffee grounds, collected rock sand/dust and a few hand fulls of meals. I then covered with news paper, fall leaves and let nature do its thing all winter. I then cut all the weeds(@ ground level) that took hold, made a green mulch and covered with more compost
the soil is visually more alive (they seem to like reading under the news paper) and a lot darcer then before I added the goodies.
know some corn, beans and cucumbers would be nice to grow as well..theyll go great with my lettuce, carrots and the many edible weeds for my salads
thanks in advance!!