The EcoWongs

Thoughts, Aspirations, and Projects of the Wong Clan

Gardening is easier in the sunlight… April 2, 2009

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It’s been awhile since we updated about the garden, but everything is flourishing nicely.

We took an old chicken bag (from trader joes, we washed it thoroughly) and put a bean plant in there.  Once it got strong enough, we hung it upside down.  Its still growing, but its now bending towards the sun.

We took an old chicken bag (from trader joe's, we washed it thoroughly) and put a bean plant in there. Once it got strong enough, we hung it upside down. It's still growing, but it's now bending towards the sun.

Our hanging tomatoes are starting to flower.  We should see fruit soon!

Our hanging tomatoes are starting to flower. We should see fruit soon!

Our pea plants are almost up to the top of the fence!  Were eagerly awaiting the firstfruits of this plant.

Our pea plants are almost up to the top of the fence! We're eagerly awaiting the firstfruits of this plant.

As to our aforementioned aphid problem, we went down to our local nursery and bought some ladybugs and I released them last night.  This is how I found them this morning:

I’ve also read online that ladybugs can eat fruit flies, so we may have found a solution to our compost/fruitfly situation.  Eat up, ladybugs.