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Maintenance

When the ground is disturbed a lot of grasses and weeds will come up.

Some weeds are good for beneficials.

Cobblers Pegs are attrative to bees being a good pollen producer.

Milk thistles are attractive to aphids which brings in predatora nd parasitoids of aphids like lady birds, lacewings, hover flies and Aphidius parasitoids

Nightshades can be a host of GVB and FSB while ink weed (Phtyolacca octandra is a host of BFC. These weeds are easily identified and should be removed.

It remains to be seen how these inter row planting develop over time and how often they need to be mown out and re sown...

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Nightshades can be a host of GVB and FSB while ink weed (Phtyolacca octandra is a host of BFC.