Garden Friday: Ladybugs!

by Shawnda on May 25, 2012

in Garden


I am terrified of heights and most things that have more than 2 legs.

And I have a 2 year old girl who is obsessed with all things bugs and lizards. WHY DID IT HAVE TO BE BUGS AND LIZARDS?!

So gross. I’d happily take an obsession of pepto-pink princess stuff over bugs and lizards.

But I will concede that ladybugs are… not as gross? They don’t bite or incessantly buzz around your ears. They might even be a good inhabitant for the garden. I’ll reserve judgement.

Cherry Tomatoes

Our garden is moving right along this year! We’ve started getting cherry tomatoes by the dozen, a couple of times a week, and a pound of strawberries every week or so. We’ve (knock on wood) managed to mostly keep the squirrels and birds out of the garden this year – a war I failed to even win a single battle in last year – by adding bird and squirrel feeders as well as access to fresh water. So far, they seem to prefer that to my tomatoes and strawberries.

So far.

Purple beans

Blueberries are ripening by the dozen a day and our little fig tree is full of figs. We’re getting a pound of green beans a week and the San Marzano tomato plant we added at the last minute is now as tall as I am and probably has 100 tomatoes on it.

Blueberries and San Marzano Tomatoes

100 tomatoes. I can’t wait to have that problem :)

The peach crop is going to be disappointing again this year and half of our dwarf citrus trees seem to be in distress… bad with the good, I suppose!

Tomatillos and heirlooms

How are your gardens coming along?

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