FIVE FLOW­ER­ING VEGETABLES THAT BEES, BUTTERFLIES AND POLLINATORS LOVE

The Bay Chronicle - - SITUATIONS VACANT - 1. Beans: 2. Bras­si­cas: 3. Cu­cur­bits: 4. Fen­nel: 5. Bor­age:

Good early food source that pro­vides both pollen and nec­tar. Beans, in­clud­ing broad beans, flower from mid­sum­mer through au­tumn.

These in­clude mus­tard, broc­coli, cab­bage and cau­li­flower that can be planted suc­ces­sively all year round. They pro­vide both nec­tar and pollen from spring to au­tumn.

Plant cu­cum­ber, zuc­chini, melon and pump­kin in full sun. They flower from spring to au­tumn, to pro­vide both nec­tar and pollen.

Bees love this hardy peren­nial though it pro­vides only pollen. It flow­ers in late summer to au­tumn.

Just as we have learnt to love the flavour of the flow­ers, bees love the nec­tar and pollen in them.

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