Monday, September 16, 2013

3 Sister's Planting Method and Workshop

I'm getting ready for the next Seed Starting Made Simple Workshop in 2 days.
What are you up to?

Mary's Heirloom Seeds
I'm so excited for September!

There are still a few spots left for our Seed Starting Made Simple Workshop this week!

Wednesday, Sept 18th @ 6:30pm

2104 Tyler Street
Hollywood, FL
Early reservation is recommended.

As summer winds down, Kids are starting back in school, Please enjoy a little break from the craziness and enjoy a little gardening info!
Growing with the
3 Sister's Method

This is similar to companion planting.  It is a garden practice used by Native Americans when growing Corn, Squash and Beans.

From Wikipedia:  "The three crops benefit from each other. The maize provides a structure for the beans to climb, eliminating the need for poles. The beans provide the nitrogen to the soil that the other plants utilize, and the squash spreads along the ground, blocking the sunlight, helping prevent establishment of weeds. The squash leaves also act as a "living mulch", creating a microclimate to retain moisture in the soil, and the prickly hairs of the vine deter pests. Maize lacks the amino acids lysine and tryptophan, which the human body needs to make proteins and niacin, but beans contain both and therefore maize and beans together provide a balanced diet."   

The 3 Sister's Method is a great way to grow more in a smaller space using companion planting instead of harmful chemicals for pest control.  Below are a few links for growing each of these amazing varieties. 

-Choosing seed varieties
-What to plant in September
-Caring for seedlings
-Sustainable growing for
  South Florida

Wednesday, Sept 18th
@ 6:30pm
  2104 Tyler Street
Hollywood, FL 33020
(954) 364-8841

$10 Workshop fee
$15 Seed Starting Kit
Or $20 for both
Workshop fee includes 1 heirloom seedling of your choice. Over 20 varieties to choose from! 
Additional seedlings will be available for purchase.
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Party Favors DIY Tea Bags
I started with 2 ounces of Organic whole flower Chamomile Tea from Doc's Herbal Tea and a teaspoon.

Next I used 45 DIY Tea Bags  (also from Doc's Herbal Tea) and filled each with 1 teaspoon or loose tea/herb.  Once I filled the tea bag I gently cinch the bag closed.  (1 ounce tea = approx 30 bags) 

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