There are innumerable ways of planting corn, beans, and squash in the garden. My favorite method is the Three Sisters Garden. Not only is it incredibly efficient, it has the added benefit of allowing me the opportunity to have a living, edible American history lesson right in our vegetable garden.
Three Sisters Gardens are the ultimate example of companion planting. Each crop helps to benefit the other two varieties. The corn serves as a natural trellis for the beans, the beans help to feed the soil, and the squash deters both pests and weeds. Together, the crops are stronger for being planted together.
Visit 1840 Farm to learn more about the Three Sisters Garden, the individual heirloom, non-GMO varieties that we are planting in our garden this year, and how you can plant your own American history lesson.