Added by on 2016-06-16

[Total: 0   Average: 0/5]You must sign in to vote “The 3 sisters” is an age old way of planting 3 crops that mutually benefit one another and save you on space! You plant corn and then once it is about 12-18 inches tall you plant beans at the base of the corn and it will vine and grow UP the corn. Then you plant squash in between the rows of the corn and it sprawls along the ground acting as a ground cover all the while beans are fixing nitrogen in the soil for all the nearby plants. So these 3 plants live in harmony and help each other to be happier plants and produce better. So I went back and forth on what to plant in these sunken beds for awhile and didn’t come to a firm conclusion until moments before we actually got to work on these beds. I’m glad now that I chose to go with the 3 sisters in these sunken beds in the backyard. This bed is maybe 8 feet by 8 feet… Blog: Facebook: Email: Pinterest: Twitter: Video Rating: / 5


  • homesteadonomics 4 years ago

    That is some good and real life education you're giving your son!

  • Deep South Homestead 4 years ago

    Always loved the 3 sister method i think the indians new more than we gave them credit for when it came to gardening.

  • The Little Whitehouse 4 years ago

    Well done, look forward to the updates.

  • Wonderful teaching and learning video. Your son is a willing student! Hope the 3 grow prolifically! That is very much an eastern native American wisdom.

  • Ann Crum (MiniHomesteadNews) 4 years ago

    Can't wait to see an update!

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