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Interplanting Your Vegetable Garden with Flowers


By Linda Ly

Aside from aesthetics, flowers have several important—and sometimes overlooked—roles in a vegetable garden. They function as trap crops, attract beneficial insects, repel garden pests and provide food for pollinators. They’re also very easy to grow and maintain, especially if you choose the right varieties for your garden.

Here are a few tips for incorporating beautiful (and beneficial!) flowers throughout your space.

You already want to add an attractive edge when you mix flowers into your landscape. But with a little extra expertise, you’ll give your garden even more benefits and perhaps save yourself some added work in the meantime.

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