Three Sisters Gardening
“Permaculture is rediscovering the “3 Sisters” garden that fed North America for hundreds and probably thousands of years. Native peoples in several regions grew all of their own staple foods using hand tools and home garden techniques. The 3 sisters work in home gardens now for the same reasons they worked then: They produce big yields without mechanized equipment; they provide a well-balanced diet; they are easy to grow, harvest, and store. They are delicious both fresh and as dry staples.”
Have you heard of the three sisters garden before? Traditionally it consists of corn, beans, and squash that work together in harmony to support one another, improve the soil, and improve one another’s growing conditions. And besides the three crops mentioned above, there are some alternatives that can be substituted in. Read on to learn more about the three sisters gardening technique.