Garden Plans > 2015: 4 Sisters

About this Garden Plan

Example of a 10'x10' plot of an Indian "three sisters" garden, adding in sunflowers (also grown by native Americans) as a "fourth sister" These plots can be used like tiles to fill out larger garden areas - this plan has 5' pathways in between the plots, but these would be eventually covered by the squash & melons. Because of this, plant summer squash on the outside perimeter where they are easier to harvest, leaving winter squash and melons the center area to take over.

Plan Type, Soil and Location

Garden Location: USA
Garden Size: 25' 0" x 25' 0"
Garden Type: Backyard / back garden
Garden Layout: Raised Beds
Sun or Shade: Sunny
Garden Soil Type: Good soil

Plan Notes

Garden Plan

Plant List

 PlantNumberSpacingSpacing in RowsNotes
Beans (Dry)
 Anasazi
499"7" x 1' 1" 
Beans (Dry) 989"7" x 1' 1" 
Corn
 Black Aztec
391' 1"11" x 1' 5" 
Corn 451' 1"11" x 1' 5" 
Melon
 Valencia Winter
12' 11"2' 11" x 2' 11" 
Melon 32' 11"2' 11" x 2' 11" 
Pumpkin
 Connecticut Field
12' 11"2' 11" x 2' 11" 
Pumpkin 32' 11"2' 11" x 2' 11" 
Squash (Summer) 121' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11" 
Squash (Summer)
 Golden Zucchini
41' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11" 
Squash (Winter) 32' 11"2' 11" x 2' 11" 
Squash (Winter)
 Sweet Meat
12' 11"2' 11" x 2' 11" 
Sunflower
 Titan
411"11" x 11" 
Sunflower 1211"11" x 11" 
Watermelon
 Navajo Winter
12' 11"2' 11" x 2' 11" 
Watermelon 32' 11"2' 11" x 2' 11" 

Planting Times

Plant List key
 PlantJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Beans (Dry)
 Anasazi
Beans (Dry)
Corn
 Black Aztec
Corn
Melon
 Valencia Winter
Melon
Pumpkin
 Connecticut Field
Pumpkin
Squash (Summer)
Squash (Summer)
 Golden Zucchini
Squash (Winter)
Squash (Winter)
 Sweet Meat
Sunflower
 Titan
Sunflower
Watermelon
 Navajo Winter
Watermelon



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