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Intercropping with Nature – 4 Popular Plant Growing Combinations – Permaculture Trends & Gadgets

  1. The Three Sisters (Maize, Beans and Squash)

This is one of the most well known and documented method of intercropping and it was introduced by Native Americans up to 5,000 years ago. Traditionally farmers would make a hole and plant and all 3 seeds into it. Maize is the first plant to sprout and reach for the top while the beans follow suit, squash stays near the bottom in the shade which allows it to grow better and fight off the weeds protec…..

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Companion Planting & Intercropping | Returning to Our Roots

“Integrate rather than segregate: By putting the right things in the right place, relationships develop between those things and they work together to support each other.”

Permaculture Principle #8

Companion Planting: What is it?

Companion planting is the practice of planting mutually beneficial plants in close proximity to one another. By practicing companion planting, you can increase the biodiversity in a g….

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