The hot humid weather in Sydney has been terrific for the plants on the balcony.
The zucchini seeds I planted on Saturday sprouted in just 5 days.
The downside is that the bugs have also exploded exponentially- particularly the aphid ‘Woodstock’ population partying on my tatsoi and Japanese greens.
Then this morning I found the cavalry had sent in reinforcements….
The first lady bug observed on the edible balcony was steadily hoovering up the aphids. Aphids are the preferred food for lady bugs. Apparently a fully grown adult can eat up to 100 aphids a day.
Welcome to the war zone Ringo (named in honour of my favourite beetle). You don’t know how glad I am to have you onboard.