The Mommyland Farm (Volume 12)

31 May

Ladybugs: a gardening FAIL!

Last time, I told you about the organic pest control we were trying out this year. We followed the directions, we set them free after sunset. Why? That was supposed to keep them from just flying away.

I thought it would work. As we set them free they didn’t fly, they stared looking for someplace to hunker down for the night. COOL!

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Check it out, they’re finding a place to hide for the night.

I thought they would be happy on The Mommyland Farm, lots of crops potentially means lots of critters for them to eat. It’s a nice place. If I were a bug I’d want to live there.

The Mommyland Farm, ladybugs, gardening

Look, they were so happy they were making sweet ladybug love.

The next day…Not a ladybug in sight, alive that is. That’s right, the only ladybugs I could find were DEAD! The kids did see a few flying around in the backyard. So they either died or skipped out on the job.

It was a sad day on the farm. The only ladybugs I could find were dead and being eaten by the bugs they were supposed to eat. It was like a bad buggy soap opera out there.

Bill swears that he sees them in the garden. If that’s the case they must hide when I come around.

Where did I go wrong? Why were the ladybugs such and epic fail?

What was you biggest gardening fail?

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