Growing human gave me a wonderful suggestion on using the Three sister method, to grow Corn, Squash and beans in the same space. I don't have alot of space in my garden, so I am trying to maximize my space efficiently by using methods like the three sisters to produce more on less. The only issue I am having is putting in the climbing beans; for sometime it seemed as though my corn was stunted, until last week when they literally doubled in size, in fact everything in my garden took off. I can't explain it, but Im not complaining, nor am I asking any questions.
With the explosion of growth from my corn and Zucchini, I will introduce my fast climbing pole beans to the party and we will see what comes of it. But basically if you are not familiar with the Three sister method, it's a technique that was utilized by Native Americans where they would plant corn on mounds and at the base of the mound they would plant squash that would provide ground cover and keep the grass and weeds from getting carried away and then plant beans to climb up the corn. The Beans would provide the much needed nitrogen the corn needed to grow and Bam!! you have the Three sisters. I currently I have two sisters working right now, but all will be complete by the end of the week