A Practical Solution to Attracting Beneficial Insects
Grow something that will serve two purposes. One for you to eat and one to attract the beneficial insects.
This isn’t a post of every single plant that will attract every single insect. Those aren’t useful.
It’s a post that will attract two beneficial insects that will help out most urban gardeners – ladybugs and lacewings.
Both of them will take care of aphids and other soft-bodied insects.
What You Can Plant to Attract Ladybugs & Lacewings
Here is a short list of herbs and veggies that you can eat and use to attract these good guys:
Coriander/Cilantro Dandelion Dill Fennel Lady bugs will also be attracted to Marigolds
There are billion other flowers that can be planted to attract these and other beneficial insects, but want to help you really maximize your small space.
Via David Rowing