I made a greenhouse out of the rabbit pen, sitting by the window in the kitchen. I'm still pretty new to gardening in Alaska. As I end out my first successful edible garden, I am transferring as much as I can into the house. Its been two weeks and I am infested with aphids, despite using an organic spray.
I have gone from simple annoyance to panic in my killing frenzy, all the while with my conscience reminding me that I am trying to anniulate a whole colony of species.
So I got lady bugs. And I must say, my outlook has changed dramatically. Once again I was caring for my plants instead of trying to find and kill these bugs. Now, instead of killing, I must be very careful to watch where I am stepping and fish my beautiful carnivores out of the fish tanks.
But still, when I look in my greenhouse and see so many aphids, I wish upon them death and destruction and I wonder...but if all the aphids are gone, my lady bugs wont have anything to eat.
I was reminded of this when I saw two ladybugs doing the dance of life and I thought "maybe they will keep coming back like the aphids do. Gotta look out for that next generation".
So I will try to hope for a balanced environment where everyone has their role and purpose in the big scheme of things and truly enjoy my garden.:)