Win a copy of Grocery Story this week in the City Repair forum!
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education experiences global resources the cider press projects digital market permies.com private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • r ranson
  • Nicole Alderman
  • Anne Miller
stewards:
  • Mike Jay
  • paul wheaton
  • Joseph Lofthouse
garden masters:
  • Joylynn Hardesty
  • Steve Thorn
  • James Freyr
  • Greg Martin
  • Dave Burton
gardeners:
  • Carla Burke
  • Pearl Sutton
  • Dan Boone

Squash Planting

 
Posts: 1827
Location: Zone 5 Wyoming
121
kids duck forest garden chicken pig bee greening the desert homestead
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
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???
 
pollinator
Posts: 2408
Location: Massachusetts, Zone:6/7, AHS:4, Rainfall:48in even Soil:SandyLoam pH6 Flat
134
forest garden solar
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
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).
 
Let me tell you a story about a man named Jed. He made this tiny ad:
One million tiny ads for $25
https://permies.com/t/94684/million-tiny-ads
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!