Companion Plant Seed Collection for Spring and Fall Vegetables
Companion planting is important, and you want to get flowers blooming as soon as possible to draw pest-eating predators. This collection can be planted in spring, in late summer for fall bloom, or in fall to overwinter in zones 6-10. I've selected plants that provide all-important nectar and pollen meals to predatory insects. Typically, adult predators need nectar as quick energy to fly, and pollen to reproduce. The young--and often adults as well--are voracious eaters of pest insects like aphids, thrips, mites, caterpillars, and even cucumber beetles. The photo shows a parasitic wasp laying its eggs on a caterpillar, which her larvae will hatch out and eat. Five packets of herb and flower seeds.