CarolineScott said:Rita that is a good idea!
I think this is why the Native peoples planted things like the Three Sisters or Four Sisters
when growing squash.
Three Sister packets are Squash, Beans and Corn.
The Four Sisters one has Sunflowers added.
Sometimes these biodiverse plantings work,
but your idea is great,-- for when biodiversity does not work for some reason.
TBGDN said:I planted my squash late this year in the same row where I had my lettuces. So after reading this today I ran out to make sure I had some pollinators. After all it is August 2 already. Sure enough there were honey bees and bumble bees working the blooms, so I didn't need the Q-tips this time. Good idea Rita!