The bees love the early blooms of cold-weather salad greens.
The winter salad bed I showed you a little while back is now rapidly going to seed in our warming weather.
We planted a big mess of stuff, like usual, and we’ll end up with plenty of seeds before too long. Mustard, lettuces, various unknowns… and cilantro:
There’s a constant progression of insects buzzing around this bed. Wasps, bees, moths, butterflies… it’s fantastic.
Being a neatnik and yanking out plants that have bolted keeps you from reaping the secondary benefit of attracting beneficial creatures to your yard.
Slow down and enjoy life a bit. Watching insects is better than having a fishtank… and lower maintenance.
Plus, the flowers are pretty in their own right.
I have a gardening friend who regularly lets her broccoli go into full bloom… just for the bees. It’s a good practice to embrace.