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There are certain gardening tips that always stuck with us, and we are here to provide readers with one excellent gardening hack. If you’ve ever dreamed of having a vegetable garden to call your own, be sure to read on and learn more.

We did some research before starting our veggie garden and that’s why we’re here to impart the wisdom that we have gained. Did you know that you should always be planting your flowers with your vegetables? This is a practice that is known as companion planting. When you plant the flowers that bees love most, you are giving your garden a better chance at success because the bees are more likely to spread much-needed pollen throughout the garden when vegetables and flowers are closer together.

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For best results, try your best to choose vegetables that are going to be harvested at the same time as the flowers. When flowers are blooming at the same time as the veggies, this makes the garden especially attractive to bees. Marigolds, sunflowers, purple coneflowers, sweet alyssum, and calendula are the best flowers for companion planting.

It’s a true win/win situation for those who love to grow both. Not only are you able to enjoy a wonderful harvest but you also have the chance to brighten up your garden.

Have you tried companion planting before? What flowers did you use?