Last Thursday, a very important package arrived in the mail.... 1500 ladybugs for the garden. Ladybugs keep aphids under control and everybody knows aphids are bad news!! The ladies arrived five days sooner than I anticipated and boy, was I ever excited!! I had to wait until dusk to release them so I carefully placed the bag in my bedroom to wait.
At 8:30pm, I took the bag of Ladies out to the garden. I sprayed the pea plants with water and cut the bag open.
The Ladies began their exodus. How cool to see them emerge from the bag in waves!
They were on the move but they were in no hurry. I reluctantly stepped back and retired to the cottage to allow the Ladies some breathing room.
The next morning I arose bright and early and went right out to the field. What I found was some very happy Ladies and a few girls still hanging around in their little shelter they arrived in.
So I placed them in a pea plant and left them to find their way out. Later that day, they all had found their new home and what a joy it was to see them working hard!!
Everyday, when I'm in the field, I see some of the Ladies and it makes me smile. They are doing what they do and they do a good job!