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3 Sister Acorn Squash and Waltham Broccoli harvested

3 Sister Acorn Squash and Waltham Broccoli harvested

Acorn squash were planted as part of our 3 sisters experiment.  They produced average sized squash.  They will be used with Casava to make a yellow curry. Waltham Broccoli was planted in late June and there were no activities until the nights started getting colder. We are getting some beautiful Broccoli.  We continue to harvest as they keep on producing new shoots.
Three Sisters Butter Nut Squash

Three Sisters Butter Nut Squash

We planted these with our Three Sisters Corn and Peas in first week of June. We were experimenting with the Three Sisters so they didn’t get any water or compost.  We still got pretty good count but next year we will definitely increase the compost and watering to get Market quality squash. And we will use the Three sister model as well.
Unidentified corn issue

Unidentified corn issue

We are having issue with our three sisters organic sweet corn ears. The seeds are all morphed into disgusting swollen seeds. Yellow bugs ran out when I took two samples to view. If you know the cause, please post in the comment section.  A solution is also appreciated.

Three Sister Corn ears

Our Three Sister Sweet Corn and couloured corn are thriving. We haven’t watered them at all since July. The Sugar Snap peas and Beans are all done and the plants are dying off. The Acorn squash are forming nicely. We have average of 4 ears per plant.  It is not a bad count for poor clay soil . We hope to enjoy them soon.
Three Sisters Acorn Squash

Three Sisters Acorn Squash

These acorn squash was planted with the corn, peas and beans on first week of June. We have only watered them twice at the start and the consistent rain has been taking care of them since. These squash will be turned into sweet curries to accompany the spicy curries to eat with rice. They are also used in a popular Tamil mix vegetable stew called “Sambar” instead of pumpkins.
Three Sisters Sweet and Coloured Corn

Three Sisters Sweet and Coloured Corn

Our June planted three sister corn are booming. They are already over 7 feet tall. We are patiently waiting for the ears to show.

Sugar snap and Golden Peas

These were planted in June.  They are growing really well and using the corn as their trellis. We are very pleased with the results and planning on continuing to use the Three Sisters system in the future.
One group of our Three Sisters at the Brampton plot

One group of our Three Sisters at the Brampton plot

We have planted sweet corn, coloured corn, beans, peas and butter nut squash on 45 mounts.  We planted them in the first week of June and only watered them twice during the early days. We are very pleased with this system’s performance.  We have sugar snap peas already. Here is some info on Native American Three Sisters method: The Three Sisters (corn, beans/peas, and squash) all work together. Corn, beans, and squash [Read More...]
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