We studied Native Americans, a few years back, but we were watching a National Geographic special on the Pilgrims and Native Americans. They mentioned the 3 Sisters planting method that the Native Americans taught the Pilgrims. I actually do not recall ever hearing that term before, so I looked it up. The 3 Sisters is planting corn, beans and squash all together. You actually plant the corn first, and when it is about 4-6 inches tall, you plant the other two right in the same basic spot. The beans will grow up the corn stalk, and the squash will shade the roots of all the plants keeping the soil moist. Brilliant! So, even though it has been a mild winter here in FL, Caitlin and I will be testing this 3 Sisters method come say end of March. We have been learning gardening for years, and we get a little bit better each year. I wouldn't say we are good at it yet, lol. I do well with flowers, and my tomatoes and peppers were awesome last year. Anything else I have tried has been pretty much a flop. There are two websites below that will talk about this method of planting. The one adds a fourth, the Sunflower. My little sunflowers do quite well, and the pollinators love them. So, I would say they are very beneficial, and mine come back each year with no replanting.