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Ladybug

Love love love to see ladybugs in my garden. This one is hanging out on the Porterweed. I don’t see any aphids, so she must have done her job and eaten all of them.

Good bugs to the rescue!

Happy digging in the dirt …

Jeanni, Gibbs, and Ziva

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Ladybugs

Let me introduce to you one of the good guys of the garden: the awesome ladybug. Got aphids or scale or mealybugs on your plants? Instead of using chemicals to kill them, let nature take its course and the ladybugs will come in and eat up all those bad bugs. Yep, nature is awesome.

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Alachua County Farmers market today till 1:00.

Happy digging in the dirt …

Jeanni and Gibbs

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Harmonia axyridis

In other words…the North American Ladybug.

Yes, this little alligator lookalike bug is the ladybug larvae (baby).

 

And this is the beautiful Ladybug they turn into:

Adult Ladybug
Adult Ladybug

Do you know how beneficial ladybugs are to our gardens? Well, these little bitty girls and guys just love, love, love to eat bad bugs such as aphids and scale. So, please, don’t kill the ladybugs. And when you see aphids or scale on your plants, why don’t you just let nature take its course instead of reaching for the insecticide? Once the ladybugs are in your garden, they will eat all the bad bugs. Just be patient.

Happy digging in the dirt!

Jeanni and Gibbs