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Make a home for wildlife
21 August 2007
Wildlife gardening can be part of any garden - even one which is used for growing produce. In fact, it can help to deter pests and improve yields.
Plants grown for human consumption benefit from the natural pest control provided by predators, such as birds and predatory insects, that you can encourage into your garden. Planting with crops that will prosper in the soil conditions and using mixed beds with plants that benefit each other also help to produce healthy homegrown food.
If you feel your garden is too small, you do not want to use containers, or the soil is not right for growing vegetables, why not consider obtaining an allotment? Allotments are a great way to grow fresh garden produce, meet like-minded people and get exercise and fresh air!
The following tips will help to maximise the productivity of the plot and help the environment and wildlife.