|I have been raising vegetables and flowers for the past 6 months in my back yard garden. A lot has been by trial and error. I would like to attract good bugs such as lady bugs etc. to my garden. Any tips on what I can plant to attract these good bugs.|
|Attracting beneficial bugs to eat the bad bugs is a great way to let nature achieve balance in our gardens. Plants from the "Umbelliferae" family are very attractive to beneficials. Try fennel, dill, Queen Anne's lace, yarrow, parsley, cilantro.|
Beneficials have short, sucking mouthparts, and appreciate flowers that are easy to land on and easy to get nectar from. Ray or disk-type flowers include asters, coneflowers, cosmos, coreopsis, sunflowers, or chrysanthemums. If
you keep in mind that beneficials are looking for fast food, and prefer a soft landing pad, you won't go too far wrong in choosing flowers to attract them to your garden. Good luck!