AN expert gardener has shared mistakes that she has since learned from since she started her vegetable garden.
She explained that she missed out by neglecting to take an element into account.
Kia Jade (@kia_urbangardener) shared the advice with over 40,000 TikTok followers.
“One of the biggest mistakes beginner gardeners make when they first start growing their own vegetables and I’ve made this mistake myself…” she said.
“… is not growing enough flowers in your vegetable garden,” she revealed.
She explained that flowers are necessary in order to attract bees that will help pollinate your crops.
“What else will attract the bees if it’s not for the flowers?” she asked.
“You need the bees to get the vegetables so next time you’re growing vegetables, make sure to plant some beneficial flowers.”
People took to the comments to share their thoughts.
Many offered up the flowers they liked to plant for the very purpose.
“Marigolds are perfect for this,” said one commenter.
“And nasturtiums for edible flowers.”
“Love a bee-friendly garden!” said another.
“Flowers are so important in the garden,” said a third.