John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ goes on a field trip to the Bee Fest: A Celebration of Pollination in Salt Lake City, Utah at the Wasatch Community Gardens’ Green Team Farm. In this episode, John will share with you practices you can do to attract pollinators and other beneficial insects into your garden. You will discover the top way to encourage beneficial pollinators and other insects in your garden by not spraying toxic pesticides and even organic ones. You will learn how honey bees are not the best pollinators in your garden although they are given much of the credit. You will discover more about native bees that are even more important for pollination than honey bees. You will learn some ways you can attract native bees to your property. You will learn how to make a simple mason bee hive to attract solitary mason bees to your property that will assist you in pollinating your plants. You will discover how other insects can be beneficial for pollination. You will learn the male and female anatomy of flowers so you can pollinate them yourself without pollinators. You will learn about an app called iNaturalist that will help you identify insects and plants in your garden so you can know if they are good or bad. You will discover about jumping spiders and how they can help you in your garden. You will learn how one man taught a jumping spider to give him a high-five and wants people to have a connection with other species on the planet. Finally, you will learn about some of the best pollinator plants you can plant to encourage beneficial pollinator insects to your garden so you can get higher levels of pollination and grow more fruiting crops. Jump to the following parts of this episode: 02:50 […]
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