Saturday, June 16, 2012
My Three Sisters
Posted by Sue from Ky. at 12:09 PM
|This is my row of Three Sisters.|
This squash was accidentally planted at the same time as the corn. I planted the corn first,waited until it was six inches tall,then planted the squash and the pole beans. This little squash evidently got planted the same time as the corn.
The tall Hickory King corn provides the pole for the beans to climb. The beans produce nitrogen for the corn and squash, and the squash keeps the weeds in check, beneath the entire group of plants.
Another name for this method is Companion Planting. I have read about it for years, but never tried it until now.