June 10, 2021

Attracting pollinating bees to your garden

Try these tips to bring beneficial bees and other pollinators to your garden!

Bees and other pollinators are essential to a successful vegetable garden (and indeed, to life on Earth!), so planting things that will attract these beneficial insects to your garden is always a great idea.

Of course, most flowering plants will attract some pollinators, so unless you’re only growing root vegetables and greens (and not letting any of them go to seed), you’ll likely have some flying visitors. However, there are lots of specific plants that are extra-attractive to bees and other types of pollinating insects. Whether you’re growing vegetables, fruit, herbs, or a combination of all of these, there are plenty of options you can include to attract these beneficial insects.

This short video explains some of the issues facing our bee population, and shares some helpful tips for what you can do by planning (and planting) special bee-friendly areas in your garden.

You can also find a list of bee-friendly flowers to include in your garden here.

 

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Rose S.

An avid gardener since childhood, I love sharing my passion for gardening with others! I have gardened in a number of different climates and settings, from large fenced garden plots, to tiny patio and container gardens, and I firmly believe that everyone can learn to grow at least some of their own food - no matter where you live. Growing your own food can help you take control of your own health and food supply, and there has never been a better time to get started!

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