Moving to a new country means discovering new creatures in your back yard.  This is the place to talk about the wild things in your garden: what are they, and how do they help or hinder your gardening.

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Worms "increase air volume within soil by 30 percent and improve water retention capacity by 40 percent, increasing the life of soil."  -- Vandana Shiva

 food for beneficial insects

Last winter, a nursing student joined us at Grandview Community Garden for a few hours,  She sowed some tiny seeds of alyssum around the lemon tree. Now the alyssum is flowering, and will be attracting beneficial insects like tiny wasps and hoverflies to the garden to drink the nectar and eat the pollen. We hope these beneficial insects will stay in the garden and lay their eggs on caterpillars and aphids.

 

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