Ancient Companion Planting: The Three Sisters

Squash, beans, and corn have a long history of being planted together to benefit each other, the soil, and the nutritional needs of the people who grew them.

nan fischer
Dec 18, 2018 · 6 min read
Celebration winter squash — photo ©nan fischer

Before humans began practicing agriculture about 12,000 years ago, beans, squash, and teosinte grew together in the wild near…