Plant Peas + Wildflowers With Us!

22 Apr

seedpacketspeasYou’re Invited!  Join CVEarthlab garden members at 3pm on Sunday April 23 in the educational garden behind 195 Adams St (inside the Children’s Play Area). We will direct sow into soil planting sugar snap peas and shelling peas. Children will invited to broadcast wildflowers for beneficial insects, such as pollinators like bumble bees and butterflies as well as ladybugs and other species that eat aphids and other destructive bugs.  RSVPs to CVEarthlab@gmail.com will be appreciated.  All are welcome!

Read about the seeds we’ll broadcast on Fedco Seed’s website:

Beneficials Flower Mix OG Frank Morton teaches that “when you increase the diversity of an ecosystem you enhance its ability to maintain itself and to resist perturbation.” One way to attract and maintain a diverse population of beneficial insects and pollinators is to sow this mix of annuals, biennials and perennials. Instead of resorting to toxic sprays, invite hover flies, ladybugs, lacewings, parasitic wasps, tachnids, spiders, minute pirate bugs, damsel flies and big-eyed bugs and let them devour the “bad” bugs! Something in the mix will be blooming from spring through fall.

Addressing concern over neonicotinoids and their deleterious effects on pollinators, we have redesigned our beneficials mix to contain only organic seed, ensuring that no neonicotinoids were used in seed prep, plant growth or after-harvest treatment. Consisting of anise hyssop, bee balm, borage, calendula, california poppy, cilantro, dill, fennel, mustard, parsley and phacelia, this mix will be sure to please a diverse abundance of insect helpers.

Have you seen what’s blooming in the garden now?  You can get email notifications for planting notifications and recent photos of green space by signing up for email notifications via the left hand sign box on CVEarthlab.com.

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: