Honeybees live in colonies with one queen, worker bees (females) collecting food for honey, and male drones. Honeybees are important pollinators for flowers, fruits, and vegetables. Honeybees are disappearing and are so important to try to keep around! How to Attract or Encourage: First off, make sure that you do not use any pesticides in your garden! This can harm your beneficials as well as your pests. Try to plant some flowers to help attract […]
Cats can be both good and bad in your garden. Cats can help with rodent control, but be careful to keep them out of your plants. Read up on cats in the pests section for tips on how to keep them out of your plants! How to Attract or Encourage: First off, make sure that you do not use any pesticides in your garden! This can harm your beneficials as well as your pests. […]
These cat-attracting plants are not only fun for your cats, but also can have many benefits. They can be used to make herbal tea or to simply flower in your garden to attract bees. Catnip is also a great plant to have around to use as companion plants to help deter bugs away from your vegetables. How to Grow: Catnip can be planted indoors 6-8 weeks before your last spring frost and transplanted outdoors […]
Cats can be both a pest and an ally in the garden. They prey on mice and other small rodents, but they will also use your raised beds as a litter box! Treatment Options: One way to help keep cats from walking in your garden is to lay hardware mesh on top of raised beds. Combine with burlap or shade cloth to prevent birds from stealing seeds as well. You can also use a motion-activated […]
I walked by this catnip plant and saw one of the best aspects of companion planting in action!