Thursday, April 15, 2010

Three Sisters

I would love to have three sisters pitter-pattering around the house one day but this garden will have to do for now. The three sisters are corn, beans and squash and were traditionally planted together by Native Americans for healthy nutrition and healthy soil. We planted this for the first time last year with great success (yucky corn but great as bean poles) and we have expanded this year to plant a larger garden. Hopefully it won't be shaded too much with the cherry tree. We are planting more corn this year and closer together so that we have better pollination and better ears of corn. Cross your fingers!

As of today we have planted:

Bon Jour Early 

Raven Zucchini
Clarimore Zucchini
Golden Dawn Zucchini
Romanesco Zucchini (Italian heirloom)
Ronde de Nice Zucchini (French heirloom)
Supersett Crookneck 
Sunburst Pattypan
Peter Pan Pattypan
Starship Pattypan
Antique French Cinderella's Carriage Pumpkins
Spookie Sugar Pumpkins
Autumn Gold Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkins
(am I forgetting something)

Purple Pole
Emerite Pole
(we may sneak in Gracie's favorite Sugar Snap Peas)

Here is a good link with more background info and planting diagrams (we planted much closer together)

1 comment:

  1. Things are just sprouting! Why so long? Corn is just peeping up. Squash too. IS the ground too cold?
    nothing from ronde de nice or pattypans yet.