What to plant to attract pollinators (& why)

We all know that it’s important to help bees and pollinators, but we’ve added the ‘and why’ to this post because it is especially important when it comes to growing your own vegetables. Fruiting crops, listed below, really need pollinators.

  • Tomatoes
  • Chillies
  • Beans (all types)
  • Peas (all types)
  • Aubergines
  • Courgettes, Pumpkin & Squash
  • Cucumbers

Without good insect pollination in your veg garden, you’ll have a disappointing crop from these fruiting vegetables.

The veg plants themselves do a great job of attracting the pollinators they need – those big yellow courgette flowers and pretty red bean flowers are there to do just that – but you can also give a helping hand by planting up plenty of other herbs, flowers and companions.

Bring on the Bees

Here are our recommendations for keeping bees & other pollinators well looked after (scroll to the right!)