Grow a healthier & more beautiful garden this year by including some flowers! Here are some of the best flowers for the vegetable garden…
Companion planting is a great way to grow a healthier and more productive garden, but it can also make it prettier as well! There are many flowers that make great companions in the vegetable garden. Some flowers attract beneficial insects such as hoverflies, lacewings, and ladybugs that eliminate garden pests, while others encourage pollinators such as bees and butterflies to stick around and pollinate your crops. And they also add some visual interest and color to your garden at the same time!
This short video below shares some of the best flowers for the vegetable garden. You’ll learn how to harness the power of flowers to improve and protect your crops, and support native wildlife and insects. You can plant them as borders, to fill in empty spaces at the ends of your beds, or interspersed with your other plants. Self-seeding hardy annuals make it easy to include flowers in your garden year after year, without much work. Just plant them once, and they’ll re-seed themselves at the end of each season. You can transplant them to other areas if necessary, or let them grow where they fall.
More tender annual flowers and flowering herbs can also be great additions to the garden – you just may need to start them indoors if it’s still cool outside, or direct sow them later after danger of frost has passed.
Watch this for some top tips on what flowers to grow in your vegetable garden, when to plant them, and how to get started adding some flower power to your garden landscape!