from the forum: companion plants for pollination

WHAT FLOWERS DO YOU PLANT in the vegetable garden to encourage good pollination of your food crops? That was the great question raised the other day in the Urgent Garden Question Forum by member NanZ. Want to hear the many answers (or better yet, come on over and give one of your own)? Here’s your free ticket to come listen in (OK, it’s always free, but you can’t blame a girl for trying to sound extra enticing, can you?).

    1. Margaret says:

      Welcome, Angie. Those are two I have used here, too. The calendulas always self-sow the following year, and then they bloom so early…which is also nice. Hope to see you again soon.

  1. Ellen Kirby says:

    I have found that caryopteris attracts tons of bees. We have a two acre food bank community garden and will be planting pollinator attracting plants all through the fields…wildflowers, sunflowers, cosmos, etc. Perennials will be planted on the borders (caryopteris and buddleia among oithers)………………. We also have three beehives going in the adjacent fields. We hope to increase production and are very interested in responses you get.

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