Bug Berms Encourage Pollinators


Today, I planted a mix of wild lettuce, Echinacea, elecampane, Monarda, anise hyssop, culver’s root, Lobelia, Scrofularia, yarrow, and will seed some red clover into this bed which was already full of purslane and amaranth. The amaranth has got to go once it’s big enough to pull (we’ll eat it lol), but the purslane can stay 🙂. Besides being a tasty garden snack, it’s an excellent nutritional herb with omega-3 fatty acids.

These beds are positioned between sections of Sinsinawa’s vegetable rows. They will attract insects to help with insect pest control and pollination. They will be filled with plants I’ll also harvest for medicine.


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