Attracting native pollinators

The NT Times has a good article about attracting native pollinators.  According to David Salman of High Country Gardens, native plants like coneflowers black eyed Susans (rudebeckia), and prairie coneflower attract bumblebees, which cucurbits depend on to produce the cucumbers, melons and squash we love to eat.  Salman suggests planting them right in the vegetable garden.

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One Response to “Attracting native pollinators”

  1. mangochild Says:

    Thanks for the link. The farm that I’m starting to volunteer at has been using various veg/flowers to attract beneficial insects/keep out the others, and I never knew they were good for attracting native pollinators too. Good news!

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