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It's beetle bug (lady bug) time!

Posted by on May. 3, 2012 at 2:38 AM
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I have these bad bugs (little bitty black caterpillars) eating my petunias, &  beginning to wander around on some of the veggie plants.  Tomorrow evening I plant to put out a huge container of lady bugs (from the nursery) so they can work their magic! 

I heard from a reputable source it should take them about 2 days to do their job!

by on May. 3, 2012 at 2:38 AM
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oredeb
by on May. 3, 2012 at 10:00 AM

 take pictures!!! before and after!!!

duets
by asst. gardener on May. 3, 2012 at 10:18 AM

Huh? the lttle buggies are so small, I can hardly see them plus they come out @ night.  I'll take a few shots.

shooting photo 

Quoting oredeb:

 take pictures!!! before and after!!!


BellaH10
by on May. 3, 2012 at 10:32 AM

LOVE LADYBUGS!! Go get em little tigers!

duets
by asst. gardener on May. 3, 2012 at 3:48 PM

I got the lady bugs, all 1,500 of them!  Planning to put them out tonight. 

duets
by asst. gardener on May. 4, 2012 at 11:13 PM

The stage is set, plants are watered & the lady bugs are on the loose!!!

duets
by asst. gardener on May. 5, 2012 at 1:27 PM

Today, every kid in the neighborhood has been here ....looking for lady bugs!  They are picking up the ones on the ground & placing them in the veggie containers!  It's so much fun for them. (I'm not sure what  the lady bugs think of it, lol)

One of the little boys told me, "the lady bugs are great garden bugs...they eat the aphids!"

duets
by asst. gardener on May. 8, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Hmm...... I just noticed  leaves on green beans, some are yellow.  Few leaves on tomatoe plants affected with a mosaic.  Those darn aphids, ugh.  Think I will put out another batch of lady bugs shortly.  

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