Do You Grow Flowers to Attract Beneficial Insects?

Reader Contribution by Staff

Many organic gardeners grow a variety of flowers to provide nectar and pollen for the many beneficial insects that help prevent any serious pest outbreaks. What are your favorite flowers that feed the good bugs? Please tell us by posting a comment below.

Cheryl Long is the editor in chief of MOTHER EARTH NEWS magazine, and a leading advocate for more sustainable lifestyles. She leads a team of editors which produces high quality content that has resulted in MOTHER EARTH NEWS being rated as one North America’s favorite magazines. Long lives on an 8-acre homestead near Topeka, Kan., powered in part by solar panels, where she manages a large organic garden and a small flock of heritage chickens. Prior to taking the helm at MOTHER EARTH NEWS, she was an editor at Organic Gardening magazine for 10 years.Connect with her on.