Milpa culture

Now that the corn has grown and the squash is growing, it’s time to plant beans to their feet !

The principle of milpa is the optimization of space, by the association of three plants, which provide mutual benefits to each-other:

  • The corn will serve as tutor for climbing beans. 
  • The squash serves as a ground cover, to limit evaporation.
  • Beans will provide nitrogen for corn.

This culture association is particularly adapted to the context of space limitation at St Monica’s Farm.

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