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America, June 12, 2009

Help for My Green Thumb: Ladybugs!

Gardener's Best Friend
So a while back I decided we needed a garden in our back yard. The first year was very experimental - I even hired a gardener to help Amy and I understand the process. This year, I'm rocking!

I have two raised garden beds here and here that have exploded with greenery with an amazingly wet spring. I have lettuce, peppers, tomatoes, carrots, and beets all reaching for the sky as they put down roots in the amazing Smartleaf compost.

Urban gardening does have its dangers. Besides the lettuce flattening storms, there is the constant threat of aphids. Which is what prompted me to buy a few hundred of the gardeners best friend: ladybugs.

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