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Peaceful Valley Good Bug Blend - Nitrocoated (lb)

Peaceful Valley Good Bug Blend - Nitrocoated (lb)

Provide a Habitat for Beneficial Insects

Beneficial insects are a natural army of pest control allies and it is important to provide them with suitable living conditions if you expect their help. In order to reproduce, beneficial insects need nectar and pollen. If they do not find these in your field (and they are very particular about which flowers they want), they will leave and may not return.

We pioneered these seed mixes to create a beneficial insect habitat. We designed our mix to include plants that are proven hosts to specific wild as well as introduced beneficials, such as predatory mites and wasps, ladybugs, lacewings, syrphids, tachnids, predacious beetles and many more.

Good Bug Blend has been field-proven for over a decade in large and small scale growing areas. Since the mix blooms nearly year round, Good Bug Blend should be planted in areas which can go a little wild, such as field borders, ditchbanks, fence rows, etc.

  • Generally, you need to plant only 1-5% of your land with this mix for good results.
  • Drill or broadcast seed at 10-15 lb/acre .5 lb/1,000 sq ft in any but the coldest months of the year.
  • Blooms begin 45-90 days after planting and will continue for years.
  • Average height is 18" (but some plants can get as high as 6' depending on soil fertility, available moisture, or competition)

Contains the following seeds: Crimson Clover, Red Clover, Nungarin Subclover, Yellow Sweet Clover, Hykon Rose Clover, White Clover, Semi & Non Dormant Alfalfa, Coriander, Daikon Radish, Dill, Red Radish, Carrot, Calendula, California Buckwheat, Baby's Breath, Sweet Alyssum, White Yarrow, Caraway, Celery, Fennel, and Parsley.

Quantity Discounts for Peaceful Valley Good Bug Blend - Nitrocoated (lb)
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Buy 50 for $6.75 each
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Description

Beneficial insects are a natural army of pest control allies and it is important to provide them with suitable living conditions if you expect their help. In order to reproduce, beneficial insects need nectar and pollen. If they do not find these in your field (and they are very particular about which flowers they want), they will leave and may not return.

We pioneered these seed mixes to create a beneficial insect habitat. We designed our mix to include plants that are proven hosts to specific wild as well as introduced beneficials, such as predatory mites and wasps, ladybugs, lacewings, syrphids, tachnids, predacious beetles and many more.

Good Bug Blend has been field-proven for over a decade in large and small scale growing areas. Since the mix blooms nearly year round, Good Bug Blend should be planted in areas which can go a little wild, such as field borders, ditchbanks, fence rows, etc.

  • Generally, you need to plant only 1-5% of your land with this mix for good results.
  • Drill or broadcast seed at 10-15 lb/acre .5 lb/1,000 sq ft in any but the coldest months of the year.
  • Blooms begin 45-90 days after planting and will continue for years.
  • Average height is 18" (but some plants can get as high as 6' depending on soil fertility, available moisture, or competition)

Contains the following seeds: Crimson Clover, Red Clover, Nungarin Subclover, Yellow Sweet Clover, Hykon Rose Clover, White Clover, Semi & Non Dormant Alfalfa, Coriander, Daikon Radish, Dill, Red Radish, Carrot, Calendula, California Buckwheat, Baby's Breath, Sweet Alyssum, White Yarrow, Caraway, Celery, Fennel, and Parsley.

NOTE to Certified Organic Growers: All our cover crop seed is untreated, non-GMO seed. The seed in this Good Bug Blend is conventional seed, but the legumes in the mix are coated with Nitro-Coat Organic, which is an OMRI listed coating. This coating uses all organic ingredients: the proper rhizobacteria, a Calcium Carbonate coating that is naturally water absorbing to speed seed germination, and an OMRI listed organic adhesive.

Shipping Information

Ships from Northern CA.

Shipping Weight: 1.05 lb

Dimensions: 8.0"L x 6.0"W x 2.0"H

Features

  • Attracts Beneficial Insects
  • Easily Established
  • Fixes Nitrogen
  • Provides Quick Growth
  • Requires Summer Water

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Customer Reviews

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Zach

Bringing alot of good pollinators

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Jesse
Nice shade canopy

I sowed this as a hedgerow in one of my gardens in early spring. Currently transitioning between garlic and my summer crops in late June. The good bug blend is 4-5 feet tall currently with lots of small white flowers and seed pods.
I recomended trellises as some plants are pretty fragile and bend over easily. I haven't used this for an entire summer season yet, but so far I haven't noticed a large increase in beneficial insects. While looking today, I found one ladybug(no larvae), and 3 rosettes with aphid colonies. I promptly removed and buried them away from the garden. These are the only aphids in the garden currently. In my experience, some plants are completely off the table for pests, while others can/do attract them. I was suprised to see so many aphids...
I do see plenty of bees visiting the flowers, but I won't keep the crop around just for bees as they'll visit any flowering plant. Time will tell, but I'll replace this area with lavender and other perennials that attract beneficial bugs and deter pests if I don't see a noticeable population increase of good bugs and/or notice more aphids colonizing.

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Nicole Fusca
Good bug mix

Good bug mix is in the ground will start to see sprouts soon plenty of Rain so I think they will do well

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Michelle
This seed ended my months long nightmare

We lived in our home for 8 years, no pests issues until one bad summer for our entire community... ticks!

I tried everything the Vet recommended. Nothing was working. I could knock down the population, but never get rid of them.
I fought these gross things for months. I was horrified to find them in the house.
Then someone suggested beneficial bugs.
I originally found Peaceful Valley looking for beneficial bugs seed.
I thought it was a ridiculous idea, but I was determined, so willing to try absolutely everything down the list.

Holy Crap.. Good bug seed not only worked, it actually worked Amazingly!
Within 10 days the ticks disappeared. Gone. Finished... it was Over!
Months and months of battling had simply ended. It was this seed. I was the first one to laugh at this idea, but no joke... I got to witness first hand the power of beneficial bugs and I have not seen a tick in nearly 2 years now.

Thank you Peaceful Valley Gardens!

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Hector
Just the right blend!

I looked everywhere...I tried creating my own blend...but this blend is just what I was searching for! It has such a diverse variety of beneficial plants to recreate a thriving environment for all plants.

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