Winter Squash Plants

Squash Varieties in a Three Sisters Garden

lorettah added on February 1, 2011 | Answered

The three sisters planting specifies winter squash or pumpkin. Is it OK to use summer squash in some of the planting, such as yellow or zucchini? In zone 8 or 9, the winter squashes do not fare well over summer and are usually planted in the late fall.

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Answered on February 2, 2011

Traditionally, hard squash is used, but a summer squash will work as well. You just need the big leaves for shading the roots.

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