No matter how long you’ve been gardening, chances are you’ve had your fair share of trial and error when it comes to planning your garden for the next season. It’s easy to make some of these common mistakes like overcrowding or planting all of your veggies at the same time.

Even the most experienced gardener is bound to plant a few too many carrots in the space they have, only to find a disappointing harvest when the roots didn’t have enough room to fully mature! Another area that every gardener struggles with is pests.

Whether it’s aphids, cabbage worms, potato beetles, earworms, or any other kind of pest, you don’t want these pests on your plants! But don’t bring out the pesticide just yet! Did you that you can plant complimentary flowers to help rid your vegetable patch of pests? By planning your garden in such a way as to plant flowers in with your veggies, you can attract natural predators of the pests that haunt your veggies.

For example, lavendar and feverfew attract hoverflies, which in turn feed on aphids. Watch the video below to see what other garden planning tips we have for you out in the garden this year!