We've begun sowing our last round of crops for the three sisters plot: beans. We have chosen Genuine Cornfield. These are beauties with green pods and mottled reddish brown beans; pre-Colombian genetics once again. We sow three beans around each established corn stalk. (This corn is only three-weeks old!) The corn will continue to grow… Continue reading Last round of sowing plot one
Today was another planting day. We put our second bed of squash in which brings us to two rows of squash and eight rows of corn! The seed bed for squash is different than corn or beans, we are using the mounding technique with mounds three feet apart and sowing three squash seeds per mound.… Continue reading Sowing squash
Our first sowing of corn has emerged! Just in time for the next succession. After we built three new beds, we have sown two of them with corn, two rows each, making 8 rows. The entire plot will have twelve rows of corn (with beans growing up the stalks) and 3 rows of squash, sprawling… Continue reading Continuing the three sisters
Today is the fifth day of June, a little late to plant corn, but so long as we get mulch on in time everything should be fine. The moon is in Scorpio which means it's a good planting day, so we're sowing our first four rows of corn. We always garden by the signs, unless… Continue reading Sowin corn
In May, Feed the People Farms, with the help of the IWW General Defense Committee Local #18 Food Security Working Group cleared an area of grass and legumes to make way for an ancient Cherokee grass/legume combo that is the Three Sistsers of corn, beans, and squash. For the specific varieties we have chosen, check out… Continue reading Feed the People Farms breaks ground!