It’s nice to know nature is at work in my garden. The Beneficials are doing there job all without any interference from me! There are tons of Lady Beetles out there and a lot of mating going on between them! I can’t tell you how many Lady Beetles I have caught doing their "thing" in my garden lately! But, I will be happy to have the Lady Beetle Larvae in my garden! Good stuff.
Well, today I found two Tomato Worms in my garden and one was covered in Parasitoid Wasp Cocoons! Yay!!! According to my reading, these wasp come from the Braconid Family and are very small but super good for the garden using all kinds of BAD bugs as their hosts or prey. Including hornworms, caterpillars, beetles, aphids, squash bugs and stink bugs. All Right! Get to work little wasps! I need all the help I can get with those buggers!
In other gardening stuff, I have been harvesting quite a bit of Oregano and Basil from the garden and drying it. I have found another great use for my Magic Bullet, aside from baby food! The smaller flatter blade does a great job cutting up the dried herbs! I LOVE it! Right now I have two large cookie sheets with herbs drying on them and they will soon meet the Magic Bullet! Fun stuff!