[June 6, 2017] How do the “Three Sister” plants work together ?

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“The three sisters planting – corn, beans, and squash – is a perfect example of companion planting!

Imagine three sisters in a family. In an ideal world, they would be great companions, cooperating and supporting each other. Each sister would bring along a unique contribution to the trio—perhaps one sister is the leader, another sister is the giver, and the third sister is the protector. This type of cooperative synergy is behind the approach of companion planting. In companion planting, ecologically complementary crops are grown alongside one another. Native tribes in North America, most notably the Iroquois, utilized the three sisters approach.” To read more, click here