Austin Urban Gardens

Raised Bed Gardening and Eating Well in Austin, Texas

Tomatoes and Ladybugs March 21, 2009

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This year, I planted more tomato plants than ever before, since I have a raised bed finally. I’ve had limited success in pots, so I’m looking forward to lots of success in the garden. I have never planted heirlooms before either, and this year I planted 6 or 7. Upon good advice, to protect my tomatos and the rest of the garden from aphids, I bought a tub of ladybugs. I watered the garden well, and released them last night in the dark. I was delighted this morning when I went out to the garden, to find ladybugs everywhere, some clinging to the tomato cages, and some already working away on the tomatos and potato plants. I hope to provide a good habitat for them so they will stick around and keep my plants pest free.

 

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