Attracting ladybugs to your vegetable garden is a very good thing. They provide wonderful, natural, pest control – eating 50 or more aphids each day (per ladybug!). Ladybugs also like to dine on white flies, scales and mealybugs not to mention the eggs of many garden pests. In an organic garden, ladybugs are treasured soldiers in the fight against garden pests.
But attracting ladybugs isn’t always as easy and just planting your veggies and hoping they come. No, ladybugs could use some enticement to make their way to your garden. So I have 10 plants that you can add to your vegetable garden to attract ladybugs and encourage them to stay.
In the past I have purchased ladybugs but could not find a means to keep them in my yard. It was very frustrating to spend money on these dainty aphid killers only to have the fly off shortly after their release. I have found that these plants are not only good at attracting ladybugs native to your area, they’ll help any that you buy to stick around.