OK so I like the idea but timing becomes an issue, waiting for the current crop to flower leaves my Broccoli exposed to the voracious Aphid. I was also a little concerned that if Mr Lady Bird (I love Francis from A Bug's Life)
was in fact a carnivore would he really be attracted to flowers?
Well it didn't take much research to find that there are all sorts of plants that attract a whole range of predatory insects. And guess what! they are nearly all plants that we grow regularly. French Marigold, Basil, Parsley & Coriander, Mint, Chives and Nasturtium.
Any way I'd like to develop some crop specific planting guides to help people when they're in a garden centre buying Broccoli or Tomatoes so if you have any suggestions please let me know.