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Beneficial Insects in the Garden

When you’re growing a garden, it can sometimes feel like you’re just working to feed the neighborhood bugs. The reality is that your garden is a cafeteria for all kinds of insects. But, not all of them are there to feed on your veggies! Many insects actually see those pesky plant-eaters as dinner. Consider taking some steps to make sure that you are catering to the natural enemies rather than the pest insects:

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Last updated June 12, 2015

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