Corn, Beans, and Squash: How to Plant the Iconic Three Sisters

A symbiotic planting technique used by Native American tribes, the 'Three Sisters' method strategically intercrops corn, beans, and squash in a small raised mound. This iconic companion planting trio creates optimal conditions for each crop to thrive, stabilizing the mound with corn's structure, using beans to fix nitrogen, and shade-loving squash to control weeds and retain moisture below. The plants ultimately support each other, resulting in abundant harvests of the staple crops from limited garden space through this time-tested technique perfected by indigenous people.