Waiting and Watching When faced with aphids and insects munching the veggies in my garden, I resorted to mail order insect eliminators… ladybugs and preying mantises. Preying Mantis Hatching from Egg Sac There were two egg sacs in the package I ordered. I hung one in the window at my son’s house, so my grandson […]
Entries Tagged as 'Organic Gardening'
April 23rd, 2013 2 Comments
Two Weeks Ago My okra plants were feeble-looking and not growing. They were about 10 inches high when they should have been closer to two feet tall. Click on any picture to make it larger. Aphid-ridden Okra Plant My previous post showed that aphids were lunching on my okra plants. After trying soapy water and […]
May 20th, 2012 3 Comments
… not the horror movie, but still horrible! I picked the first acorn squash from my garden. I dropped it on the floor and when I picked it up, I was greeted by an unwanted guest crawling from a small hole in the squash. The drop must have dislodged it from its burrow. Pickleworm The […]