This is a very special edition of Bug Talk! For this episode, Lisa and Rhonda are joined by author and fellow “bug-hugger” Jessica Walliser. They talk about beneficial insects as well as the food chain and ecosystem that exists in your garden, both large and small scale. Did you know that less than 1% of all insects in the world are actually considered “pests” to humans and our crops? Lisa, Rhonda and Jessica encourage you to be an observer in your growing space, appreciate the value that these creatures bring to your world, and strive to manage your space in a way that provides habitat for them. Jessica’s books provide the roadmap for learning to identify insects and learning what to grow to bring them into your garden.
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Book: Good Bug, Bad Bug
Book: Attracting Beneficial Bugs to Your Garden
More at: Savvygardening.com
The Field and Garden Podcast is produced by Lisa Mason Ziegler, award-winning author of Vegetables Love Flowers and Cool Flowers, owner of The Gardener’s Workshop, Flower Farming School Online, and the publisher of Farmer-Florist School Online and Florist School Online. Watch Lisa’s Story and connect with Lisa on social!