Sunday, July 8, 2012
Three Sisters and the Kitchen
We planted a "three sisters" plot which mimics what the Native Americans did back many years ago. You plant corn, pole beans and squash together to use the strengths of each to help all...the corn provides something for the beans to climb, the beans add nitrogen to the soil and the squash acts as a natural mulch to keep down the weeds for the others. If you click the picture you can see that the corn is tasseling (popcorn for us) and the beans are starting to climb the cornstalks and the squash (a mixture of spaghetti and mini pumpkins) are doing well in the mulch department. So far a big success!