Planting for the bees

Before thinking of what veggies to plant, think of how to create a balanced ecology to support healthy plant growth and the thriving of the whole system - planting for bees, lizards, insectiverous birds, soil organisms etc.

In this little film, I introduce how and why I create a hedge of sacred perennial basil along the edge of my new vegetable garden before I plant out the garden itself.

The hedge has many other purposes too: - food - flavour - edible flowers - tea - medicine - insectiverous bird hangout - weed barrier Here is a link to a post I wrote earlier this year about Tulsi:

And here's a post I wrote in 2016 about bees and suggestions of what to plant in your garden to attract them: What plants do you plant in your garden for bees?


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