Monday, July 30, 2012

Bring in the Bees

Posted by Jen

Flowers are a terrific addition to a vegetable garden. Flowers attract pollinators and other insects beneficial to a garden. Veg like tomatoes, peppers and most beans self-pollinate, but squash, cucumber and melons rely on pollinators to transfer pollen from their male to female flowers. The best pollinator in our area is the honeybee, although other types of bees also pollinate well.