in more northern regions where the growing season doesn't allow for a lot of 'wiggle room'
Native Americans were known for throwing fish remains under their plantings. This was true for 3 sisters plantings as well. With corn being such a heavy feeder this seems to make sense. A lot of the documentation on 3 sisters setups seems to leave the fish part out.
galen wrote:Black beans are teparies...Google for tepary beans to find sellers.
galen wrote:I have never managed to successfully get the seeds from a sunflower and eat them. Mostly, they were just too small to bother with. How do you do that?
I have not had much luck growing corn down here in the past though I haven't really tried corn in guild planting yet. Perhaps if I can find a locally appropriate variety of corn I might try again.
I found the following information on pumpkins grown exclusively for pepitas (pumpkin seeds). They are known as naked oil seed pumpkins or snack seed pumpkins. Originally from Austria. " Cucurbita pepo (L. group Pepo, Cucurbitaceae) are produced from two subspecies var. styriaca Greb. and var. oleifera Pietsch." You can get the seeds in the U.S. from www.seedman.com.
Now, if only they were perennial. No, I have not grown these myself.
Don't blithely assume that you can eat seeds without checking; apple seeds contain arsenic, for instance.
galen wrote:there is no dose of poison, however low, that is good for you.