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Corn/Bean/Squash Guild

 
Jayden Thompson
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Last year I had all my corn eaten by raccoons, which sucked. So this year I'm planning to plant a corn/bean/squash guild to try to improve yield while also discouraging those little punks from eating all my corn.

How do you guys do this? I was planning to direct seed all three species, so would I do this all at the same time in the Spring? Does the corn need a head start to get above the squash? Alternatively, if I start the squash indoors for a head start, is that a problem?

Last - can I grow pumpkins instead of summer squash?
 
jimmy gallop
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I do think you could use pumpkin instead of squash.
I would say yes the corn needs a head start for both pumpkin and beans.
also try cd disk tied with string so that they turn and swing in the breeze , music,live traps,dog hair from groomers,and or dog staked out at close timing. for coons
add radishes,marigolds,zinnias to that mix will help with squash bugs also.
I am adding cucumbers blue lake green beans sun flowers white clover buckwheat amaranth lambs quarters plus a few other things to the mix this year also.
 
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