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Post  Palmdale Steve 10/14/2011, 10:25 am

I am a new member of SFG and I read about the three sisters but what are they?
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Post  janezee 10/14/2011, 12:01 pm

Hi, Steve, and welcome.
Corn, pole beans and squash comprise the 3 sisters. The idea being that they benefit each other by being interplanted. The beans have somewhere to climb, as they feed the corn and squash, but I forget how the squash benefits the others. I think that it might be that it discourages deer and raccoons from wandering around in the corn. :?: I know that the deer stopped browsing my garden when the squash filled in the aisles.
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