Sunday, 14 September 2014

Three sisters

No, not a Dr Sketchy's gimmick. The Navajo Three Sisters are corn, squash and beans.  These ones are from Kelly's Edible Garden Project sharing garden.  Besides making a complete protein, the three grow together in mutual harmony.  The corn stalks provide a pole for the beans to climb, the squash covers everyone's feet to keep them moist, and the beans fix nitrogen to feed the other two.  They also make a nice palette of colours for an early autumn drawing.

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