Three Sisters Garden: Corn, Beans, Squash - A Native American tradition
Early European settlers would certainly never have survived without the gift of the Three Sisters from the Native Americans, the story behind our Thanksgiving celebration. Celebrating the importance of these gifts, not only to the Pilgrims but also to civilizations around the globe that readily adopted these New World crops, adds meaning to modern garden practices Success with a Three Sisters garden involves careful attention to timing, seed spacing, and varieties. In many areas, if you simply plant all three in the same hole at the same time, the result will be a snarl of vines in which the corn gets overwhelmed! Instructions for Planting Your Own Three Sisters Garden in a 10 x 10 square When to plant:Sow seeds any time after spring night temperatures are in the 50 degree range, up through June. What to plant: Corn must be planted in several rows rather than one long row to ensure adequate pollination. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.