Have you ever heard of companion planting? Native Americans grew certain vegetables together because they benefited each other during their growing cycle. Start a gardening project that includes plants that will benefit each other during their grow cycle.
Check out the related posts below for more information about the Three Sisters.
To begin your gardening project, find out when your last frost date will be:
Then, find a place to plant your seeds or plants directly in the ground, or in a container or a bucket. Put drainage holes in your bucket, or learn how to plant in a self watering container.
The Three Sisters are: Corn, Beans, and Squash
You can decide to grow:
Corn: A type that can be cooked and eaten off the cob, ground up into a meal, or used to make popping corn.
Beans: A type that grows as a bush, called a bush bean, or a type that climbs called a pole bean. There are types that can be picked and eaten fresh and others that need to be shelled.
Squash: There are many varieties of squash available to grow. You can try a vining variety, such as pumpkin, butternut, spaghetti, acorn, watermelon (part of the gourd family),or cucumber.
Another type of squash “bushes” such as zucchini, where the plant grows wide and large, but does not vine out. Fruit is grown close to the main stem of the plant. Yellow crookneck is another squash that bushes.
Learn more about planting a garden so you know when to water, how much sun your plants should have, and how to take care of pests and other problems naturally.
While you are waiting for your veggies to grow to maturity, look up some delicious ways they can be enjoyed.
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