Vegetable Gardening: Three Sisters Companion Planting

From Renee’s Garden:

Corn provides a natural pole for bean vines to climb. Beans fix nitrogen on their roots, improving the overall fertility of the plot by providing nitrogen to the following years corn. Bean vines also help stabilize the corn plants, making them less vulnerable to blowing over in the wind. Shallow-rooted squash vines become a living mulch, shading emerging weeds and preventing soil moisture from evaporating, thereby improving the overall crops chances of survival in dry years. Spiny squash plants also help discourage predators from approaching the corn and beans. The large amount of crop residue from this planting combination can be incorporated back into the soil at the end of the season, to build up the organic matter and improve its structure.

Three sisters garden squasghCorn, beans and squash also complement each other nutritionally. Corn provides carbohydrates, the dried beans are rich in protein, balancing the lack of necessary amino acids found in corn. Finally, squash yields both vitamins from the fruit and healthful, delicious oil from the seeds.

Question of the Day

What’s the hobby you’re currently spending time on?

Gardening. We have a 20 x 10 foot plot that’s been tilled and we’re about to start preparing the beds and sowing seeds this weekend as long as the rain stays away. Expect a ton of gardening YT clips and articles in the future.

Thank God For Floods

(via Religious Douchebags)

And it looks like at least 23 people were killed because of this flood.:

*Daniel Brown, 18, was found near Millwood Lane off of Murfreesboro Pike at about 12:30 p.m. by an off-duty fire captain, who was searching the area. He was last seen May 2 while tubing on Mill Creek. His friend told authorities the swift current slammed Brown into a bridge pillar and then downstream.

* Robert Woods, 74, was found Monday morning near his home on West Hamilton Avenue. He was reportedly swept away by flood waters Sunday.

* Joshua Lanotroop, 21, of Valley Way was found Sunday near Bell Road and Blue Hole Road. He was swept away by flood waters on Saturday.

* Andrew J. England, 78, and Martha England, 80, were found Sunday evening inside their home on 908 Delray Drive. They are believed to be victims of a flash flood.

* Joseph Formosa, 88, and wife Bessie, 78 were found Sunday in a vehicle that was upside down in standing water on Sawyer Brown Road. They attempted to drive across a flooded roadway when their vehicle swept away.

But never mind that. Did you see the new basketball court that god gave that christian school?

John Edwards: U.S. Green-Lights Prosecution for Alleged Campaign Law Violations Tied to Affair Cover-Up

From ABC News:

The United States Department of Justice has green-lighted the prosecution of former presidential candidate John Edwards for alleged violations of campaign laws while he tried to cover up an extra-marital affair, ABC News has learned.

A source close to the case said Edwards is aware that the government intends to seek an indictment and that the former senator from North Carolina is now considering his limited options. He could accept a plea bargain with prosecutors or face a potentially costly trial.

Edwards has been the focus of a lengthy federal investigation focusing on hundreds of thousands of dollars allegedly provided by two wealthy supporters. The government will contend those were illegal donations that ultimately went to support and seclude his mistress, Rielle Hunter.

GOP State Rep Compares Rape to Getting a Flat Tire

From the Mcpherson Sentinel:

During the House’s debate, Rep. Pete DeGraaf, a Mulvane Republican who supports the bill, told her: “We do need to plan ahead, don’t we, in life?”

Bollier asked him, “And so women need to plan ahead for issues that they have no control over with a pregnancy?”

DeGraaf drew groans of protest from some House members when he responded, “I have spare tire on my car.”

“I also have life insurance,” he added. “I have a lot of things that I plan ahead for.”

DeGraaf is also a pastor.