Once your vegetables have grown, they will start to set flowers and then fruits. And during their growth, they might get attacked by insects.
I’m pretty sure you guys would like for these insects to stay away and for all the flowers to turn into fruits. What would you have to do to make this happen?
In my previous post I wrote about how to make your seedlings grow faster than normal.
The healthiest seedlings will have less chance of getting attacked by unwanted insects. There are many things you can do to get rid of these insects. Such as pesticides or a garden insectary.
In this post I’ll teach you how to get rid of these insects by using other insects we call Beneficial Insects.
These beneficial insects will get rid of the bad ones. This is an organic way of getting rid of them. You won’t be needing any pesticides to get rid of them. Using these pesticides can also damage our environment.
Now how can you attract these beneficial insects? Flowers are a great way to attract these beneficial insects. This is when the garden insectary comes in.
A garden insectary is a garden filled with flowers in the area of your plants to attract beneficial insects to your plants. It doesn’t have to be big one. Just a few flowers can be enough. But the best is to use different kind of flowers. Since not all these beneficial insects are attracted to the same type of flower.
Bees. Garden insectary can also attract bees. Some plants’ flowers such as tomatoes need to be pollinated to be able to set fruits. A way to pollinate these flowers is with the help of bees. And once you have them, you can get beautiful tomatoes.
When the tomato plant sets flowers, you won’t have to have bees around to get them pollinated. You can “shake” the plant a little once a day to get them pollinated.
The good thing is that not all plants’ flowers need to be pollinated. So it is less work for you.
So from now on, check your plants at least once a week for signs of pests. When you see them, take immediate action. They can slowly kill your plants.