Companion Plants for Beneficial Insects
Lots of people ask me what they can plant to attract beneficial insects to support pollination and prey on pests.
Here’s a short list of easy-to-find plants in what I consider the three most important families for attracting beneficial insects. Remember, plant a hedgerow with these plants in abundance to make a home for your beneficial insects and interplant with vegetable crops to draw them from their home into the field to pollinate and control pests.
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Asteraceae – Composite Family – Attracts pollinators and predators
Apiaceae – Umbel Family – Attracts pollinators and predators
Queen Anne’s Lace
Lamiaceae – Mints and Sages – Attracts pollinators