Insectary Garden

To reduce pests, bring in insects. In July/August, pollinator columnist Rhonda Fleming Hayes wrote about insectary gardens—spaces set aside to encourage insect life. The idea is that the vast majority of insects are not pests — and if you let the bugs battle it out by providing great habitat and not using insecticides, the good bugs will win the war. I tried it out in my own garden, and the result has been a pretty space buzzing with life! Here’s a video I made of the process.