Three Sisters Collection
This planting combination was one of the first sustainable gardening practises developed by First American peoples. The strong stalks of the corn provide a support for the climbing beans, and in return the beans stabilise the corn in strong winds. The beans also fix nitrogen into the soil and this is then available for the corn and pumpkin. The large leaves of the pumpkin act as a mulch and so suppress weeds and prevent water from evaporating from the soil. So plant the Three Sisters today and feel connected to the gardening pioneers from many centuries ago.