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Patti Moreno Gardens With The Native American Three-Sisters Method (VIDEO)

First Posted: 03/18/10 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 04:05 PM ET

Garden Girl Patti Moreno takes on an old, Native American way of gardening known as the three-sisters method, a combination that will leave you with a colorful, and delicious, vegetable medley.

"The Iroquois used to plant their corn and their beans and their squash together, because they thought that those plants were the sustainers of life," Moreno said.

The three sisters complement each others' natural processes, Moreno explained. While the corn takes nitrogen out of the soil, the beans put it back into the soil, and the squash helps everything along by shading the soil.

If you're going through a harsh winter, not to worry. Moreno can give you tips on how to keep your garden running through the four seasons.

WATCH the Garden Girl plant her three-sisters garden:



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