Thursday, July 15, 2010

beneficial?



One way to deal with garden pests (squash bugs and cucumber beetles are the devil) is to bring beneficial insects into your garden. So at the beginning of the season we bought some praying mantises and I was all happy about it. I thought it was such a natural way to control pests, no chemicals, circle of life blah, blah, blah.


But now that I've watched this video I'm afraid to go back to the butternut squash patch.


(don't worry, both bird and beast survived.)

3 comments:

Dancing Branflake said...

Oh dear! See, that's why I can't garden- the bugs freak me out too much. Monster gardening gloves do nothing for my fears.

abigail said...

I make Steven deal with all the bugs, but I'm getting to be ok with being around them- except these things!
I'm going to have nightmares!

Ana Degenaar said...

I would also let my husband deal with the bugs... I love gardening but not so much hazardous situations.
Love the vid hehe.
xo