Patti Moreno, the Garden Girl, and her daughter Ale, check up on the Three Sisters Garden in a raised bed. Companion planting what the Iroquois valued as the sustainers of life: beans, corn, and squash. Watch the video and learn how to plant them in a raised bed. The tools I use are from Radius Garden.
Patti Moreno: Hello! Speaker: It's a cool little weed. Patti Moreno: Hi! I am Patti Moreno the Garden Girl and I am giving you a little update on my Three Sisters Garden. I planted it about two weeks ago. Did you realize that I planted a Three Sisters Garden here? Speaker: No, I don't even know what Three Sisters is? Patti Moreno: Okay the Three Sisters Garden is an Iroquois practice from the Iroquois Native Americans. Speaker: Oh, yeah, living in museum. Patti Moreno: Exactly, they used to grow their corn in the middle and their beans around it and the beans would grow up the corn stalk and the beans would actually help the corn stalk to be more rigid. So in the wind -- Speaker: It was like, if the wind was blowing they would not fall down. Patti Moreno: Exactly and then the beans give nitrogen to the soil and corn needs nitrogen to grow. So, that helps and then the squash which I planted a bunch of different varieties of, the squash covers the ground since it's a vine and doesn't allow any sunlight in which keeps the weeds down and often keeps the moisture in because it's not heating up and the water isn't evaporating. Speaker: Yeah, as I was looking and if there were no weeds and I was like, how do you do then that? Patti Moreno: Exactly. Speaker: Yeah. Patti Moreno: I am Patti Moreno the Garden Girl. Speaker: Thanks for watching.