Monthly Archives: JULY 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
THREE SISTERS GARDEN
Wampanoag Method of Gardening
Submitted by Janice Ellis
Three Sisters Gardening is an ancient American Native method using an intercropping/companion planting system growing corn, beans, and squash crops simultaneously in the same growing area. The crops are grown in mounds with a saucer-like depression on top of the mound to hold water.
Corn is the oldest sister. She stands tall in the center of the mound.
Pole Bean is the second sister. She climbs up the corn stalks stabilizing the corn in the wind while the corn provides the "pole” for the climbing bean plants. The corn consumes large amount of nitrogen from the soil and the bean plants add this back to the soil.
Squash is the third sister. She grows around and over the corn/bean mounds, protecting her sisters from critters that hate the prickly stems, keeping out invading weeds and shading the soil from the sun with her ...
Thursday, July 1, 2010
MEMBERSHIP TO CLARK GARDENS
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