Suggested basic garden varietals include green beans, pole & bush beans, sweet corn (various maturing dates), yellow wax beans, carrots, dry beans (several types), tomatoes (several varieties), potatoes, turnips, rutabagas, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, cucumbers, onions, greens of several types, spinach, lettuce, peas (dry & green), pumpkins, summer & winter squash, muskmelon watermelon

Suggested basic garden varietals include green beans, pole & bush beans, sweet corn (various maturing dates), yellow wax beans, carrots, dry beans (several types), tomatoes (several varieties), potatoes, turnips, rutabagas, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, cucumbers, onions, greens of several types, spinach, lettuce, peas (dry & green), pumpkins, summer & winter squash, muskmelon watermelon

“Peas and beans help corn by restoring to the soil the nitrogen used up by the corn…. Melons, squash, pumpkins and cucumbers like the shade provided by corn. In turn, they benefit the corn, protecting it from the depredations of raccoons, which do not like to travel through thick vines. Similarly, pole beans may be planted with corn to climb on the stalks.”

“Peas and beans help corn by restoring to the soil the nitrogen used up by the corn…. Melons, squash, pumpkins and cucumbers like the shade provided by corn. In turn, they benefit the corn, protecting it from the depredations of raccoons, which do not like to travel through thick vines. Similarly, pole beans may be planted with corn to climb on the stalks.”

Learn which plants have shallow roots, medium roots and deep roots to know where to plant them. (From onions and greens to carrots and squash to tomatoes and pumpkins.) via farmflavor.com

Learn which plants have shallow roots, medium roots and deep roots to know where to plant them. (From onions and greens to carrots and squash to tomatoes and pumpkins.) via farmflavor.com

Three Sisters Garden plan.    Corn, beans, and pumpkins.  This is a Native American planting plan- all three work well together to provide plant support and ground cover benefits.

Three Sisters Garden plan. Corn, beans, and pumpkins. This is a Native American planting plan- all three work well together to provide plant support and ground cover benefits.

{Why we Plant Sweet Corn & Pumpkins together} The pumpkin vines Slow Down Corn-Stealing Raccoons. – The vines act as barriers to would-be thieves.

{Why we Plant Sweet Corn & Pumpkins together} The pumpkin vines Slow Down Corn-Stealing Raccoons. – The vines act as barriers to would-be thieves.

the three sisters garden- if the mini ramp really does take over the larger garden, we could probably still fit one of these in.

the three sisters garden- if the mini ramp really does take over the larger garden, we could probably still fit one of these in.

Wicking Bed Container Garden - Very informative and detailed information on this hydroponic method... I like being able to try this method without investing a lot of money and water...

Wicking Bed Container Garden - Very informative and detailed information on this hydroponic method... I like being able to try this method without investing a lot of money and water...

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