Can zucchini and butternut be grown in the same patch?
May 26, 2009 8:04 PM Subscribe
I am trying to plant a traditional Three Sisters garden
for the first time - corn, beans & squash in the same location as companion plants. Can I put two varieties of squash (yellow zucchini and butternut) in the same planting?
posted by Jupiter Jones to Home & Garden (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'd like to plant butternut squash and yellow zucchini. I want to conserve space in the garden a bit, as squashes are monsters, so I'd like to be able to incorporate both into the three sisters garden. From looking around I think that it should be ok because summer squashes (like zucchini) are cucurbita pepo
and butternut is Cucurbita moschata
. So, assuming they won't cross-pollinate, will they be alright in the same space? I'd like to get decent crops of both, and it would suck if they prevented each other from growing.