Feb 052016
 
lady bird on lettuce leaf

lady bird on lettuce leaf

Honey bee on rock melon flower

Honey bee on rock melon flower

As rockmelons increase in numbers and swell in the summer garden and the self sown Cos lettuce grow tall and sturdy in the summer heat the population of summer insects increases.

The presence of aphids bring lady birds and for this reason I am reluctant to spray the vegetables with anything as while it may get rid of the unwanted insects it also annihilates the beneficial ones.

While it takes knowledge, time and patience to establish balance in the garden it is worth the effort and the wait.