At the beginning of October, I planted corn and pumpkin close together, in one section of our garden.
As you can see, the corn has sprouted (so has the pumpkin but they can’t be seen in the photo).
Today looking at the corn sprouts, I remembered an article that I read some time ago.
Apparently the Native Americans, always planted corn, beans and squash together. The corn stalks became ‘stakes’ for the beans to climb. The beans produced nitrogen needed by the corn and squash (and helped stabalised the corn from winds). The squash’s (or in my case, pumpkins) large leaves acted as a mulch, suppressing weeds.
So today while looking at the corn sprouts, I decided to plant two bean seeds close to each sprout.
Let’s see what happens with my corn, beans and pumpkin combination…..