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Beans: three sisters packet pole tepary beans

botanical name: unknown.

Common name: three sisters packet pole tepary beans

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created by:
robert brown

Jackson, Ms

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Soil: dry, , loam
Sun:
  
Zones: 1a thru 11a
Care:
average
Lifespan:
annual
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Attributes:

climber, fall interest, edible

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description for "Beans: three sisters packet pole tepary beans"

Native American folklore best explains this method of gardening. The name of "three sisters" actually refers to the planting of three different types of vegetables together in one garden. Each type of vegetable provides an essential element to the other vegetables. This in theory, equates to a successful garden. The three vegetables are corn, beans and squash. The idea is that the corn will provide support to the beans, which in turn, fix the nitrogen in the soil that feeds the corn and squash. With its large leaves, the squash will conserve moisture and prevent soil erosion. Any variety of the three different vegetables can be planted for this methology to be successful. Maturity in 70-80 days, depending upon varieties planted. Edited by S. Derr

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