Thursday, August 14, 2014

Growing the 3-Sister's Method and More

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Mary's Heirloom Seeds
I'm so excited for
Fall Planting! 
September is right around the corner!
We've decided to host another
Seed Starting Made Simple Workshop
next week!
Thursday, August 21
@ 6pm
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

Thursday, Sept 5th
@ 6pm
2104 Tyler Street
Hollywood, FL 33020
(954) 654-3501

Please rsvp in advance
(call or email)

Seeds and Organic Supplies will be available for purchase.
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New Heirloom Variety
Love-Lies Bleeding Amaranth

90 days. Tall, 3'- 5' plants are covered with very long rope-like flowers that are a deep, brilliant red color. One of the most striking plants for any garden and so easy to grow. Amaranth is one of our favorite crops! A good seed producer, too. This is a very old heirloom, a pre-1700 variety, that was very popular. Leaves are tasty as cooked greens.

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