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Nasturtium - attracts the bees

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Comment by Lissa on November 10, 2010 at 5:07
Great! Hopefully it will attract the cabbage butterfly AWAY from the other plants lol. I haven't notice many around - just a few. Seem to be having problems now with something infesting some of the toms (little maggots so think it's fruit fly). Had to remove that entire plant and binned the remaining fruit (it was pretty worn out from producing crop for many weeks anyway). I have two fruit fly traps on either side of the yard - perhaps I need to put up more.
Comment by Elaine de Saxe on November 9, 2010 at 21:40
The Cabbage White Butterfly is attracted to Nasturtiums (Tropaeolum sp.) but whether they lay eggs on the plants, I don't know. I've read that it is a trap plant for Cabbage White Butterfly, any certain knowledge of that among us?
Comment by Scarlett on November 9, 2010 at 20:50
and beneficial hoverflies apparently, although i've never really noticed any

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