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Post  staci.bourff on 4/28/2012, 9:22 pm

I was trying to figure out what is plants are compatible, and found an article on the three sisters. It was gear towards row gardening, but I was wondering if anyone has or think it's possible to grow peas in the same square as corn. According to the article the peas grow up the corn stalk, and then leave nitrogen in the soil to help the corn.

What's the lastest you can plant peas in SE Ohio, and the earliest you can plant corn?

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Post  cheyannarach on 4/28/2012, 10:00 pm

I built another box just so I could this. I found an article about how to plant them in a SFG, you put the corn in the middle, beans on the corners (all except one) On the empty one a squash, Worth a try!

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Post  Chopper on 4/28/2012, 10:01 pm

Usually it is beans and corn. Peas are a little too cool weather for growing the same time as hot weather corn. That said, do a search on three sisters and you will see lots of experience on this forum. I have done it myself and was very happy with the results.

The only caveat - plant the corn first so it have a chance to get some height (4-6") before planting the beans.

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Post  staci.bourff on 4/29/2012, 9:42 am

@cheyannarach wrote:I built another box just so I could this. I found an article about how to plant them in a SFG, you put the corn in the middle, beans on the corners (all except one) On the empty one a squash, Worth a try!

so would it look like this
beans empty empty beans
empty corn corn empty
empty corn corn empty
beans empty empty squash

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Post  staci.bourff on 4/29/2012, 9:46 am

@Chopper wrote:Usually it is beans and corn. Peas are a little too cool weather for growing the same time as hot weather corn. That said, do a search on three sisters and you will see lots of experience on this forum. I have done it myself and was very happy with the results.

The only caveat - plant the corn first so it have a chance to get some height (4-6") before planting the beans.

The article was referring to fall harvested peas, they grow up the stalks of the corn. So should I plant the peas around the base of the corn or in seperate boxes? According to my ANSG book corn is suppose to be four per square, and peas eight per sqaure, so I was thinking when it's time to plant my fall peas, put two around each stalk of corn.

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Post  lisaphoto on 4/29/2012, 10:14 am

I think with 3 sisters, you plant the beans/peas in the same square as the corn, so they can grow up the stalks. They don't get their own square. Someone can correct me if I'm wrong

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Post  UnderTheBlackWalnut on 4/29/2012, 10:58 am

Check out this thread from last year - Smile

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t7757-three-sisters-thursday

Maybe those of you trying this can do a 2012 Three Sisters Thursday thread? Smile

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Post  staci.bourff on 4/29/2012, 2:11 pm

@UnderTheBlackWalnut wrote:Check out this thread from last year - Smile

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t7757-three-sisters-thursday

Maybe those of you trying this can do a 2012 Three Sisters Thursday thread? Smile
Thanks UTBW that thread helped a lot I tried searching for a thread, but couldn't find any that answer my question exactly, and after reading all the way through a few I said heck with it , and posted this one.

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Post  JustMe on 5/1/2012, 11:33 pm

Chopper - thanks for the planting order advice. I figured I'd give it a try this year. Corn will be a grand experiment in our garden this year.

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Post  staci.bourff on 5/3/2012, 9:08 am

I did some looking and yes you plant and the beans/peas in the same squares as the corn, and you squash or in my case some really big pumpkins in the four corner squares. Two to four more weeks and I can safely plant them, I feel like a kid waiting for Christmas lol.

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Post  Chopper on 5/3/2012, 1:27 pm

I think in an old fashioned garden the squash was meant to meander on the ground and be sun protected by the corn. However, for our purposes that is not practical.

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