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Friday, January 13, 2006

NEWS: Loving the Ladybirds

I’m always eager to do more in the garden, but to be honest when it comes to beating back the bugs on my fledgling tomato plants I struggle with my enthusiasm and my ethics – it’s a nightmare.

The reason I’m growing tomatoes is because I can’t get any taste satisfaction from regular supermarket ones! However greenfly have also taken a liking to my toms as I don’t want to add poison to my food to keep them at bay. So I had to find an alternative.

A solution came when a friend recommended the green gardener.

I decided to buy some ladybirds and after a successful summer protecting my plants I believe these little treasures are now all tucked up sleeping inside the ladybird house I bought for them.

I also purchased some food which I can put out to wake up my welcomed guests as soon as my green enemy returns this spring!

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At 7:59 PM, Blogger Mrs Moo said...

If you plant basil between you tomato plant this will help keep the bugs away becasue they can't stand the smell. And as you probably know Basil and tomatoe are an A1 combo. happy gardening!


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