Our gardening experiment went down a bit of a wrong turn.
We've got aphids. Lots and lots of aphids. Mainly on the dill and cilantro, but we did find a few on the tomatoes. Aphids, do not go near those tomatoes, you hear?!
Because our garden is on a balcony pretty high up in the sky, it's hard to attract natural predators. Therefore, we bought some. Actually, approximately 250 of them.
I had no idea one can BUY ladybugs!
We released a good handful, hoping that they will hang around to feast on all those annoying aphids.
Get to work now, you ladybugs!
We will check back on how many of them remain tomorrow. May need to release some more. Aphids are out number ladybugs 1000 to 1, it seems.