Corn, Beans and Squash are staples around which several civilizations have depended on for their existence. These three simple vegetables provided the basis of a nutritious diet that enabled the people to not only survive, but they thrived and spread their culture, spirituality and agriculture. Many traditions exist for the planting and growing of the Three Sisters, from the shared mounds to fields of corn and beans bordered by squash.
Much of the agricultural traditions depend on the soil and environmental conditions of the region where they were grown. Where water was abundant fields were planted, as opposed to the arid South West, where water was hand carried to each plant each day. There is no universal tradition of planting or cultivating these three incredibly important vegetables, but there are similarities and benefits that each variety provides to the others.
Squash provides shade to control weeds between corn and beans. It is also prickly and deters small animals from corn and tender green beans.
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Approx 25 seeds per pack.