As I mentioned in the previous post, I left some vegetables and herbs flowering for pollinators and for seeds. It also helps to draw beneficial insects into the vegetable patch. The downside is that these beneficial insects don’t discriminate, they eat anything they can grab, honeybees and bumblebees included. But we never have to spray our vegetables.
There are many more herbs and vegetables in our garden as both of us love eating fresh vegetables and drinking herbal tea. Rubbing fresh herbs in your hands for the scent is also very refreshing. I think the herb pollen that mixes in with the honey is also a good medicinal property.
Next will be flowers for bees from what we love to hate….weeds.
5 thoughts on “Flowers for Pollinators II”
Thanks for this information. Good for pollinators, birds and making the garden look beautiful .
I’m doing my best for them as I depend on them and the garden to keep me psychologically healthy.
Pretty good medicine! The whole of humanity depends on pollinators too.