Sep
23

Edible Garden: Friends in your garden

Some insects and animals are our friends in organic farming and gardening. The three “P”s of these beneficial friends are predators, pollinators and parasites. Predators consume pest insects as food. Pollinators fertilize flowers, which increases the productivity of food crops. Parasites use pests as nurseries for their young.

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Well, don’t think of insects as just pests in your home garden because there are those that are really beneficial. Get to know more of these little ones and treat them nicely once you encounter them.

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