Monday, August 29, 2011

Lady Bugs in my garden

If having lady bugs in my garden is the sign of a healthy garden then I am set!  It's strange rummaging through the plants looking for veggies ready for the picking and seeing these cute little bugs crawling all over the leaves.  They're quite harmless to humans but are nature's assassin for those pesky garden troublemakers the aphids.

I found this image online of the current shade of lady bug that I found today.  Not the vibrant red one you're used to seeing huh?  They have a ravenous appetite for aphids which is good because earlier in our season the aphids were having "a party in my garden so yummy so yummy". (a little shout out to Yo Gabba Gabba) 

I'm having the time of my life learning new gardening techniques along side Larry as we become less dependent on grocery stores and more dependent on ourselves.  Life is adventure.