What three sisters garden item do you like best?
Native Americans referred to beans, corn and squash as the "three sisters" since they grow so well together. Corn stalks provide a "pole" for the pole beans to grow on. The fuzzy, irritating hairs on the squash leaves protect the beans and the corn from being eaten by animals. This is one of the life-saving bits of information that the Native people shared with the Pilgrims after they (barely) survived that first winter.
By: Gilbert L. Wilson
Native American Gardening; Storyies, Projects and Recipes for Families
By: Michael J. Caduto
In the Three Sisters Garden
By: JoAnne Dennee; Julia Hand; Jack Peduzzi; Carolyn Peduzzi