Planting Corn, Squash and Beans Using The Three Sisters Method

Planting Corn, Squash and Beans Using The Three Sisters Method

The Three Sisters, developed by Native Americans, is one of the earliest examples of companion planting. Shop Organic Seeds:

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  1. Alexis Humphrey on September 11, 2022 at 6:19 pm

    You can’t do this for fall?

  2. Pierre-Alexandre Mueller on September 11, 2022 at 6:20 pm

    Could you use melons instead?

  3. H Factor64 on September 11, 2022 at 6:22 pm

    Awesome thanks

  4. You're friendly neighborhood white guy on September 11, 2022 at 6:23 pm

    More people need to use banana, orange, lemon, pineapple, watermen’s, squash, and other rinds or peels to use as organic compost along with different pollen plants around so they can get pollenated

  5. FulminatedHg on September 11, 2022 at 6:25 pm

    I never thought I would be learning from the Bloods on how to grow crops.

  6. Primitive Living Skills on September 11, 2022 at 6:27 pm

    Thanks so much

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  8. Jessie James on September 11, 2022 at 6:30 pm

    So you can’t plant pento beans ?

  9. John Jacobs on September 11, 2022 at 6:32 pm


  10. peace and love on September 11, 2022 at 6:35 pm

    any 3 sisters for winter?

  11. Indigenous Pathways on September 11, 2022 at 6:35 pm

    Excellent tutorial for a novice gardener like myself. Thank you for sharing!

  12. Sean Kennedy on September 11, 2022 at 6:37 pm

    This method is great for the soil and the crop yield is larger than corporate farming, which in time, kills the soil.

  13. jackgoldman1 on September 11, 2022 at 6:38 pm

    Great job. Thanks.

  14. Fairy Frequency on September 11, 2022 at 6:43 pm

    Greetings from Missouri! Fantastic three sisters tutorial. Will be implementing this method in our garden this year.

  15. Ido Riesenberg on September 11, 2022 at 6:43 pm

    thanks for the great video, how many beans per corn? 4 or 1?

  16. fox mulder on September 11, 2022 at 6:44 pm

    You can plant up to 64 stalks in a 4’x4′ square too, you can pack them in pretty tight, then the tassels are directly above the silks dropping pollen too.

  17. JX K on September 11, 2022 at 6:46 pm

    I’m employing your translated system three legged nice lady 🤔. Just kidding,
    I’m younger and recently retired. I have returned to the Massachusetts woodlands and upon my returns from the wood, will plant accordingly, I have great woodlands but leave a little footprint, then habitate on a big footprint but with little production. I long to be a simple one cell organism type footprint provider in a wide woodland of consumerism.

  18. Augustine Kopa on September 11, 2022 at 6:47 pm

    Love this thank you so much.

  19. misty fungus on September 11, 2022 at 6:48 pm

    ayo shes a blood

    no offence, i just found it funny

  20. Camille Walker on September 11, 2022 at 6:50 pm

    Very helpful video- about how many bean plants should be in each mound?

  21. Alexander Monzon on September 11, 2022 at 6:50 pm

    Gangstah Gotta take it way back. Gonna put this in practice well at least Start I already have 8 Seeds Of Sweet Bantam Corn all I need is the Pole Bean seeds I have different strains of squash seeds

  22. cadleo on September 11, 2022 at 6:51 pm

    Really well made video

  23. wjr wit on September 11, 2022 at 6:52 pm

    We do that in my country.

  24. Jons FraPe on September 11, 2022 at 6:53 pm

    this is called a Milpa

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  26. Life is messy but I’m Learning as I grow! on September 11, 2022 at 6:54 pm

    Thank you for sharing. I’m a YouTube gardener too trying to learn as much as I can about companion planting and gardening. It’s my 3rd year and I know I still have so much to learn. That’s how I found your channel . Im so happy I did because you have so much to offer. I hope we can learn from each other. Happy Planting!

  27. Grant Raynard on September 11, 2022 at 6:55 pm

    Where can you buy that hoe?

  28. D MacIsaac on September 11, 2022 at 6:55 pm

    I’ve got two 3 Sisters gardens , one with flint corn and the other has peaches and cream corn in it plus sunflowers, pumpkins and butternut squash plus green and yellow pole beans and adzuki beans

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  30. Not Just About Ducks on September 11, 2022 at 6:56 pm

    Hi from South Wales uk. I’m going to try three sisters this year they are ready to go in yeee thanks for sharing. New friend here. Pop by and say hi thanks stay safe and god bless. Ange and the feathered ones x

  31. Indigenous Pathways on September 11, 2022 at 6:57 pm

    Excellent tutorial for a novice gardener like myself. Thank you for sharing!

  32. D. M. Ball on September 11, 2022 at 6:58 pm

    What can you substitute for squash? Can’t stand the taste of it.

  33. OldCountryman on September 11, 2022 at 6:58 pm

    No one ever shows results in these “expert” videos.

  34. Hris on September 11, 2022 at 6:58 pm

    I’m going to try this but my fourth sister will be a marijuana plant. I get to have my delicious beans and corn and squash while getting high.

  35. Critter Jon on September 11, 2022 at 6:59 pm

    I don’t know if she mentioned this but if you’re growing more then one hill you need to grow dent or popcorn and dry beans not sweet corn and green beans because once the squash plants take over it is almost impossible to get to the corn and bean plants without crushing the squash vines

  36. Jana Reed on September 11, 2022 at 7:02 pm

    Trying this at my garden this year. So far corn is up 😊

  37. Dibo Akale on September 11, 2022 at 7:02 pm

    We’ve been doing this in my country. We plant corn,beans, huckleberry "njama njama " or other vegetables

  38. Lalo Sànchez on September 11, 2022 at 7:04 pm

    This is called Milpa

  39. mbassett100 on September 11, 2022 at 7:05 pm

    Love this! But, one tip… in my experience, you can’t use a "combination" of different corn plants, or they will cross pollinate, and you will end up with some strange corn cobs!

  40. Judster on September 11, 2022 at 7:07 pm

    why not bush beans?

  41. christyna elaine on September 11, 2022 at 7:08 pm

    Can I use pumpkin instead of squash? Aren’t they related?

  42. tony LoBianco on September 11, 2022 at 7:08 pm

    Is the three sisters method of planting limited to corn beans squash? do you have any other three plant combinations to use?

  43. Khia Thompson on September 11, 2022 at 7:09 pm

    So helpful! Thanks for sharing!

  44. Shannon H on September 11, 2022 at 7:09 pm

    I live in southeast Texas, zone 9a. Can I do this in August?

  45. elpasobill on September 11, 2022 at 7:09 pm

    Very good presentation. Nice knees, too! 😆 😝

  46. bounlath hansackda on September 11, 2022 at 7:10 pm

    The chinese put 3 vegs in a row. So when one is harvest the second crop grows up and the last plant gets to grow. They even put beans in clay muds and throw it on a slope or low cliffs .dont know how they harvest that…do they let the pods fall?

  47. Gediminas on September 11, 2022 at 7:12 pm

    Is Spain good climate for that?

  48. I am His on September 11, 2022 at 7:12 pm

    The last three years the squash vine borer has destroyed my zucchini! What can I do?

  49. Ms Milby on September 11, 2022 at 7:13 pm

    @edmundo oliver  ooh, maybe it’s REALLY 10,005 years ago. LoL
    Not from you Sir, but from SO MANY in the comments section all I see are not picking complaints. Who CARES if it’s centuries, millennia, or last year on granny’s farm ? This woman is trying to teach something to you that you may not have known. If you don’t agree then GO MAKE YOUR OWN video. She’s not a telling you she’s a PhD of history/archeology! She’s simply telling you the way a tried and true method of gardening worked long ago.
    I’ve never seen such pettiness in all my life. Every one of you hating out there need to get a job or a life.
    To the woman who made the video, THANK YOU for the informative gardening lesson. I had not heard of these things and tend to believe our ancestors knew what they were doing or none of us would be here. So, thanks for taking the time to educate all who came here to learn. Have a great day.

  50. Samuel Abarca Baltazar on September 11, 2022 at 7:14 pm


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