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The Three Sisters

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Who are The Three Sisters?

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Maize, squash and beans were traditionally grown together in a combination known as the Three Sisters.

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Squash

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The three plants complement each other as crops and as harvest. Squash plants grow low to the ground and protect the roots of the crop.

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Maize plants grow straight up and provide support for the beans to grow up and around.Β 

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Beans

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Eaten together, the Three Sisters provide a nutritious balance of protein, carbohydrates and vitamins.

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