OK don't get too excited I didn't find the ultimate organic pest control... or did I?
While I was harvesting lettuce in bed 4 this morning something caught my eye. When I took a closer look I saw it, Mother Nature's pest control...
Photo Below: An ant carrying a green aphid. Click on the photo to enlarge it.
and then I saw this... a team of two ants carrying this small green looper.
And when I couldn't be any more amazed, while I was working on the garden lights this little gal was flying past me.... Note that two of the holes are filled in with what looks to be dirt.
Since I needed this outlet for the garden lights I pulled it off to clean it out. As I was pulling out the dirt I was also pulling out live baby loopers. She had been packing the holes with food. Needless to say I was wowed by the pest world today.
As I said above I harvested some baby lettuce which weighed in at 1.6 oz's.
I was also able to pick some "Oriental Giant" spinach weighing in at 1.8 oz's.
As well as the Catalina Baby Leaf spinach weighing in at 1 oz.
All in all I added another 4.4 oz's to my total harvest.
I was happy to see lots of carpenter bees in the garden today. I only saw one honey bee though.
Photo Below: Black carpenter bee in a male spaghetti squash flower.
Then the bee moved to the female flower. This is good... very good.
I planted 3 squares of Italian Pesto Basil and 3 squares of Italian Cameo Basil in bed 3.
Over in bed 2 the English Cucumbers are growing very nicely.
Photo Below: The pole beans are starting to mix in with the sugar snap peas.
The Pumpkin on a Stick is showing a few buds.
This is not the prettiest plant in the garden but I can't wait to see if I get mini pumpkins on a stick.
Photo Below: Another pumpkin on a stick trying to grow out of the compost bin. If you remember the story from a previous post I had thrown the pumpkin on a stick into my compost bin and then a week or so later I retrieved some of the pumpkins to see if I could collect the seeds and grow them. Well as you can see I left some behind.
Photo Below A Blue Jay collecting coco hair for her nest.