The Three Sisters – why and how to plant them

The Three Sisters are almost legendary within permaculture gardeners, but their legacy extends a lot further back. It is believed that Native Americans were the first to institute what amounts to a guild planting with corn, squash and beans.

These three vegetables species, when planted in proximity to one another make for a more robust and fruitful crop of all three. This introduction explains what makes this guild so effective, not only in the ground but also in the kitchen, and gives instructions about how to plant you very own Three Sisters guild, with details on spacing and care.