milpa – corn squash beans – the perfect combination

milpa system schema

The system was developed in Guatemala – but can be applied almost around the world. It is a combination of three crops – called the three sisters.

The squash is supposed to grow fast and take away sunlight from weeds… The corn ia supposed to grow tall so the beans can climb it.

The plants benefit each other for less work and bigger harvest – no need for chemicals or pestizides.