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Julieanne
04-04-12, 05:42 AM
Samantha, selected from TreeHugger (http://www.care2.com/greenliving/author/treehugger3)
April 2, 2012
By Ramon Gonzalez, TreeHugger

If you’re trying to overcome your seed starting fear by growing the five easy vegetables (http://www.treehugger.com/lawn-garden/5-super-easy-vegetables-start-from-seed-garden.html) I recommended growing from seed, add these five annuals to your garden too.
Even if the goal of your garden is to grow your own food, you need flowers to attract pollinators and other beneficial insects to your garden.





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Islander
04-04-12, 08:42 AM
And to feed your soul. I grow half a row of annuals for cutting right in the middle of the vegetable garden. In fact, a few (like the annual poppies) don't make good cut flowers, and a mammoth one I'm trying this year, 'Drama Queen,' will be just for show — but they are such a delight and warm my heart when I go out to work in the garden.

Aaltrude
04-04-12, 03:43 PM
I have french marigold, calendula and borage growing in random places throughout the vege garden and an abundance of bees flying among them.