Why Gardeners Should Always Plant Flowers Alongside Vegetables

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I’ve always dreamed of having my own vegetable garden. And now that I have a little more time on my hands, I am finally going to turn that vision into a reality! Before I begin setting out an area and planting, I wanted to be sure that I had done the appropriate research – which is how I stumbled upon this wise piece of information that I wanted to share with all of you!

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When planting a vegetable garden, it’s always an excellent idea to plant flowers alongside your veggies. This is a term commonly referred to as companion planting. Planting flowers that bees love beside your vegetables will cause the bees to spread the pollen throughout your garden. Spreading the pollen around encourages vegetables to grow more robust and produce more food. Plus, the bees will be happy!

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When choosing flowers to plant alongside your vegetables, try to pick varieties that bloom at the same time as your vegetables. You should also aim to plant flowers that are especially attractive to bees such as marigolds, purple coneflower, sunflowers, zinnias, calendula, and sweet alyssum. And fortunately, these flowers are all very aesthetically pleasing!

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Now that you know this insider tip about how to make a vegetable garden flourish, you’ll be well on your way to growing big, healthy vegetables resulting in a great harvest at the end of the season. Plus, your vegetable garden will be beautiful due to the bright and bee-friendly flowers you plant among the veggies. It’s really a win-win situation. Happy gardening!