Companion planting: Three Sisters Gardening

The Three Sisters planting combination is one of the oldest examples of companion gardening. 

Companion planting: Three Sisters Gardening

Three Sisters Gardening was practised by Native Americans thousands of years ago, and is still widely planted in vegie gardens across the world today.

The three plants used in this ancient gardening system are beans, corn and squash (any trailing member from the Cucurbit family will work- pumpkin, melons, cucumber etc).

The principle behind this combination is that the beans will use the corn as a support to climb up, and in turn as they are in the legume family they will fix nitrogen from the soil and m...

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