This week's Pittsburgh Today Live show was all about urban agriculture and locally sourced foods. I showed lot of plants that are great for pollinators.
It's important for gardeners to lure pollinators to the garden as they will assure better blooms and more fruit.
I love bugs! There I said it. Did you know over 90 percent of the insects in the garden are either good or benign?
In my garden I’m growing a variety of plants to attract beneficial insects. They help me garden by pollinating flowers and vegetables and take care of lots of the bad bugs too.
The real key is to plant a variety of different flowering plants in the garden to bring in the good bugs.
Small flowering plants like thyme, oregano, thyme, sweet allysum and others all will bring in beneficials.
Here’s a list of the plants which are great for pollinators-
Cleome (spider flower)
Nicotiana (flowering tobacco)
Most importantly don’t spray the garden with chemicals, nature really does provide a wonderful balance when we stay out of things.