Happy World Earth Day! This year’s theme around World Earth Day is ‘Invest in our Planet’. Our growers invest in our planet each and every year. Their most recent investment has been planting pollen & nectar mix on their farms to boost the number and diversity of bumblebees and other pollinators and provide a habitat for natural predators like hoverflies, ladybirds, and ground beetles.
Seed mixes containing a range of valuable pollen and nectar sources, including phacelia, vetch, red clover, and ox-eye daisy, bring an explosion of pollinator activity. Pollinators are beneficial for our berries and many other flowering plants and crops.
Pollinators are estimated to contribute the equivalent of over £500 million a year to UK agriculture and food production by improving crop quality and quantity.