Three Sisters & Brothers Garden
According to Iroquois legend, corn, beans, and squash are three inseparable sisters who only grow and thrive together. This tradition of interplanting corn, beans and squash in the same mounds, widespread among Native American farming societies, is a tried and true, sustainable ecosystem that provid... Read More
ed long-term soil fertility and a healthy diet to generations. Now comes the three brothers. A new take on the three sisters using Edible Garden flower before vegetables
As mentioned, the “three sisters” consist of corn, beans, and squash. The “three brothers” are Jerusalem artichokes, groundnut, and wild ginger. Jerusalem artichoke is a type of helianthus and not a true artichoke. You eat the tuber, use it as a potato substitute in soups, or pickle it. Groundnut tubers are sliced and sautéed in olive oil like a potato chip. Wild ginger is used as a spice, more like a pepper than anything else. These plants all like well drained soil and full sun. Also be sure to leave enough room for your plants to thrive and spread.
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