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Flowers for Food

When building and planting a vegetable garden, especially when space is a major factor, it can be tempting to use every available square inch for edible plants to increase food production.  It seems logical enough, and to some extent it is, space should not be wasted.  But is it a waste to plant ornamental flowers in your vegetable garden?  You might think so, but here are a few reasons why to reconsider. Pollinators All fruiting plants require pollinators like bees to produce their fruit.  You might think that their flowers alone can do the job of attracting bees, but if […]

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