Squash, corn and beans … grow together.
Earlier this week, the Day Camp kids planted corn in mounds for our Three Sisters Garden. Master Gardener Cathy Dever and Master Naturalist Terri King led the way.
Squash, corn and beans were important crops for Native Americans. Known as companion planting, the three crops benefit each other. The corn grows into a structure for the beans to climb. The beans provide nitrogen to the soil so that the other plants grow. The squash acts as mulch by spreading along the ground to block sunlight and prevent weeds.
Next week, we’ll be planting beans!