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Ladybug Desire

July 17th, 2014 2 Comments

Aphids Made Me Do It Last year, the okra in my garden was covered with aphids. I wanted to use natural pest control, and ladybugs were the answer. I ordered live ladybugs from an online vendor. I released my mail order ladybugs into the garden and the aphids were controlled in three days and for the […]

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Preying Mantises Hatched!

April 29th, 2013 No Comments

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 […]

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Okra – Aphid Update

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 […]

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