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Continuing our discussion on yields by focusing on annuals, niches, companion planting, and plant guilds, intermixed with various examples from my own life. Again we return to my blueberries and revisit the Three Sisters guild of corn, squash, and beans/peas. As Permaculture is a holistic system, I do run back and forth a bit, as you have probably come to expect.
Resources for this episode include:
Gene Logsdon: Small-Scale Grain Raising
Companion Planting – Secrets of Organic Gardening
Companion Planting: Basic Concepts and Resources
Plant guilds – plant communities with a purpose
A Few Simple Effective Plant Guilds for Vegetable Production
Creating a Three Sisters Garden
The Earliest Guild: Corn, Squash, and Beans