Did you know that corn, beans, and squash are called the “three sisters?” A number of Native Americans always inter-planted this trio because they thrive together, much like three inseparable sisters. Each of the sisters contributes something to the planting.
As older sisters often do, the corn offers the beans needed support. (517 Sunglow Corn).
The beans, the giving sister, pull nitrogen from the air and bring it to the soil for the benefit of all three. (107 Kentucky Blue Pole beans).
The large leaves of the sprawling squash protect the threesome by creating living mulch that shades the soil, keeping it cool and moist and preventing weeds. (2115 Buttercup Squash).
Together, the three sisters provide both sustainable soil fertility as well as a heathly diet. Perfection! We have selected some varieties that pair well together, keeping the 3 sisters’ in mind.
Each Collection (3 packs)
517 Sunglow Corn
107 Kentucky Blue Pole Beans
2115 Buttercup Squash