The 3 sisters are a well known combination of plants that are mutually beneficial; corn, beans and squash. The corn acts as a support mechanism for the beans, the beans add essential nutrients for the corn and the squash helps keep things shady and weed free. Win, win and win! Today we were out weeding a bit in the sister’s area and came acros some mushrooms which I take as a good sign that our soil is alive and teeming with micro goodness. Woot!