My 8 year old son has had this marked on the calendar for 3 weeks! We're looking forward watching it.
Feather In The Breeze said:Can't wait to see it. I hope it is as good as Frontier House! Feather
That's right. It's called the Three Sisters technique, and it's an Indian one.nostalgia said:Why are they planting their corn in mounds? That seems like a lot of extra work.
I read up on this and according to the information I found, they planted the corn this way, then planted beans and squash at the base of the corn to encourage them to grow on the corn stalks. This saved space in their gardens. Also if the soil was heavy by planting the corn stalks close together it helped break up the soil and encouraged better root formation. Corn also needs to be planted in clusters to polinate. I would think by having the corn, beans, and squash all in one mound would also make it easier to keep the weeds out and make watering much easier.
There are probely other reasons also.