This year we planted a 3 sister's garden. The corn is planted in the center, the beans are planted in a circle around the corn, and squash around the beans. The corn supports the beans, the beans produce nitrogen, which helps the corn to grow, and the squash shades weeds, and prevents their growth.
This year has been an unusual year for gardening. It started late, temperatures became hot, too quickly, and we are currently experiencing a drought. If we had not watered, we would not have anything in the garden. In spite of all of this, the 3 sister's garden has produced well. We will definitely be doing this again next year, hopefully under better conditions!
Rain is in the forecast, scattered showers possible, that is not very encouraging.