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Hi all 'edible wildlife friendly gardeners'!
I meant edible veg,not gardeners by the way!
I have discovered a book called Organic Gardening which tells you what to plant to complement/attract relevant insects and butterflies for your veg.
I have now planted nasturtium seeds with my brassicas and potatoes. Also Calendula with my lettuce and carrots. Herbs seem popular with beans and peas, including sage, rosemary and chives. Chives and nasturtium are also good with apples, so I've put some under my tree too. Garden should be a riot come the summer! When I plant out my tomatoes, I'll be putting them with basil and parsley. With the wildlife pond too I must have got something right this year, here's hoping.
Fi

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  • Posted: Mon. 20th April 2009 21:09

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Reply from Georgie

Hi Fi, you are woman after my own heart. I grow all the plants you mention to attract pollinating insects and many more besides. I wrote about my plans to monitor their effectiveness on my blog. Good luck - I'm sure you will reap the benefits.

Georgie

  • Posted: Tue. 21st April 2009 18:28

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Reply from Joanne 9919

Hi Fi,

I'm doing the same with my veg. I'm also growing French Marigolds to plant near my tomatoes as it's supposed to repel white fly.

Jo.

  • Posted: Wed. 22nd April 2009 16:07