Three Sisters Garden

Hm. I was all excited to plant a Three Sisters Garden (corn, beans, squash) til I read the bit about needing a minimum plot of 10’x10′ to ensure good corn pollination. Huh. I guess that’s why it pretty much sucked the last time I tried to grow it.


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  1. hmm I don’t the plot needs to be that big
    you just need to ensure that you plant it in a square and not a rectangle to maximise pollination. Or thats what my mum taught me.

  2. We’ve grown corn successfully in a plot much smaller than that, and in a rectangle (3 plants x 5-6 plants). But definitely plant them closer together than you think you should. And it’s best eaten immediately after harvest – you’ll never eat store-bought corn again.

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