I told hubby about them last night and his response was "Well, they're not on your garden. Maybe they don't like your type of plants." I'd laugh if I wasn't so damn sad. On closer inspection, they'd already hatched on the single beefsteak tomato vine that is just now recovering from the frost that reduced the cherry tomato to a crumbling string of brown lifelessness a few weeks ago. The scant few leaves it does have can't afford to be hindered.
snap peasIf the ladybugs don't hang around I have a backup plan. I'll grab another few thousand from Feed Depot when they come in and bust out the orange oil and plant soap. It's not over till it's over, and even then I'll come back for more. I'll try again and again till I get it figured out even if my heart breaks madly over the loss. I'll fight for my tiny plot of farm with everything I've got.
meyer lemon blossoms