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Beneficial Garden Creatures

Some wild creatures help to pollinate plants, break down compost and prey on pests, so make these friendly visitors welcome in your garden.

Excerpted from Simple Steps: Vegetable Gardening

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Entice Bees to Garden with Flowering Plants
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Busy Bees

The flowers of many vegetables, such as runner beans, need to be pollinated by insects in order to set their crop. Bees are excellent pollinators, so include ornamental flowers in your vegetable garden to entice them in.

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