any reason not to use pole limas in 3 sisters?
My understanding (and some experience) indicate that the choice of squash, corn and beans should be such that they can be harvested at the end, as flour/meal corn, as winter squash, and the beans should be good for shellies or dried beans rather than snaps. Looking at my collection I rather use the P vulgaris pole beans I have as snaps, since I also have quite a few limas that are not good as snaps. I need to select a legume for the little 3 sisters garden I started. Right now I have hickory king as the corn and candy roaster as the squash. The squash has sprouted and the corn is still less than 1 foot tall (maybe a few are one foot now). I have never grown limas as pole beans and I was wandering if there is any reason I should not make them climb the corn. Any good/bad experiences?