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Seed kit: 'The 3 sisters', sweetcorn, bean and pumpkin seeds

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Seed kit: 'The 3 sisters', sweetcorn, bean and pumpkin seeds
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9.30 € *
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Item number
ST00150
Sowing depth:
3 – 4 cm
Sowing time outdoors:
April, July, June, May
Flower colour:
Green, Red
Good intercropping partners:
Broad beans , Bush beans, Cabbage, Cucumbers, Dill, Garlic, Kohlrabi, Parsnip, Peas, Summer savory
Lifecycle :
Biennial
Best germination temperature :
20 °C
Planting distance approx.:
10 x 30 cm
Plant family:
Amaranthaceae
Plant height approx.:
15 – 30 cm
Maturation time (days):
84 – 112
Bad intercropping partners:
Chard, Corn, Good king henry, Orache, Potatoes, Spinach, Tomatoes
Location:
Sun
Indoor pre-culture (seedling stage):
April, March
Water requirements:
Watering during dry periods
Winter hardy up to:
–10 – –5 °C
Root system :
Deep roots
German names:
Beete, Bete, Rahne, Rahner, Rana, Rande, Randig, Rauna, Rohne, Rone, Ronen, Rübe
English names:
Beet, Beetroot, Garden beet, Table beet
French names:
Betterave
Group:
Amazon Sets 7%
Main harvest:
August, July, November, October, September
Italian names:
Barbabietola, Bietola
Spanish names:
Betabel, Betarava, Betarraga, Beteraba, Beterrada, Remolacha
Brand:
Magic Garden Seeds
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Sweet corn, runner beans and butternut squash are ideal planting companions and together form a most famous mixed crop growing system. Structurally, sweet corn plants provide runner beans with supportive poles for 'climbing', which in turn release
nitrogen into the soil, fertilizing the nutrient demanding sweet corn plants. The large leaves of the butternut squash shed a lot of shade, helping to keep moisture and CO2 in the ground, which is a combination that again acts as natural fertilizer.
This principle of growing especially selected species together to benefit each other in a mixed cultivation is very old, possibly deriving from the knowledge of the Mayas. This particular traditional combination has been nicknamed 'the three sisters'. In its original form, the plants are positioned on a flat-topped mound, which is also referred to as 'milpa'.

This seed kit includes the 3 famous vegetable varieties, which complement each other perfectly and are ideal for companion planting:
  • 'Golden Bantam' maize/ sweet corn (Zea mays)
    'Golden bantam' is an old, yellow, heirloom sweet corn variety with an exquisite flavour.
  • Hokkaido squash 'Red Kuri' (Cucurbita maxima)
    'Red Kuri' is one of the most suitable pumpkin/ squash varieties to prepare a delicious pumpkin soup. Despite their firm skin, these pumpkins need not be peeled and have a lovely nutty aroma.
  • Pole bean/ runner bean 'Borlotto Lingua Di Fuoco' (Phaseolus vulgaris)
    The 'Borlotto Lingua Di Fuoco' is an exceedingly decorative string bean variety.
The seeds of each variety are packaged in a separate sachet.

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