Squash Varieties in a Three Sisters Garden
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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Traditionally, hard squash is used, but a summer squash will work as well. You just need the big leaves for shading the roots.