RE: [fukuoka_farming] Companion planting
- I can't see any reason why not. The three sisters were always traditionally
planted as seeds not raised as seedlings and planted out. You will need to
hand weed the planting area and then cut any weeds that sprout temporarily
to get the seeds established though. I don't think corn or squash would take
easily just broadcast either - I would think you will need to sow the seeds
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of ai3131
Sent: Saturday, 25 October 2008 11:21 AM
Subject: [fukuoka_farming] Companion planting
Greetings. I heard of the "Three Sisters" system of companion
agriculture. I wonder if it is possible to set up a similar system, but
one that requires only minimal intervention on the gardener's part.
Would it be possible for the trio of beans, squash, and corn (or a trio
of similarly compatible plants) to be self-sustaining, with the
gardener only sowing seeds? Much obliged in advance.
- Arian I.
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