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elle sagenev
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So I was planning on planting all sorts of squash on my berms with my fruit trees. I figure it's great bio mass and etc. Anyone else doing this? It seems like a lot of the videos I've seen the food crops are planted in between and not in line with the fruit trees. I'd like to just throw them all together. Horrid
 
S Bengi
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Location: Massachusetts, Zone:6/7, AHS:4, Rainfall:48in even distribution
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You would have more root/water/nutrient completion if they are planted right next to each other and if the tree crop and new planting and the squash start growing up into the trees as a vine you will also have sunlight completion, and if the squash 'fruit' ends up being a 20lbs monster hanging off a 1/4 inch limb then it is going to rip the limb off.

All that said, I would plant them together that way I can harvest from year 1 vs waiting till year 5 when the tree crop really start producing ( more like year 14 for something like walnut).
 
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