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Bring beneficial insects into your garden

By Laura Matter, Garden Hotline at Seattle Tilth
City Living

Information about beneficial bugs by Tilth Alliance Garden Educator Laura Matter who manages the Garden Hotline.

“She sat down in a weed patch, her elbows on her knees, and kept her eyes on the small mysterious world of the ground. In the shade and sun of grass blade forests, small living things had their metropolis.”  -- Nancy Price

With lush growth in our vegetable gardens comes an influx of garden creatures looking for their next meal, breeding ground and shelter for pupating. When we cultivate food gardens we also create a habitat for all manner of insect life in the garden. This is an indisputable fact of garden ecology, and whether or not we have healthy and productive ecosystem depends on us, the garden managers. Being a responsible steward means that we are using sustainable practices....

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