- Plant for Fall
- Herbs & Flowers For Fall Planting
- Companion Plant Seed Collection for Spring and Fall Vegetables
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.