biodiverseed:

lenorestreetgarden:

There comes a time every summer when I threaten to punch an animal or insect in the teeth. That time is now.
I noticed my habanero plant had a ton of ants and aphids on it. I thought the ants were eating the aphids and cheered them on as I have done in the past with insects such as wasps and ladybugs.
Yesterday, the situation seemed out of control - enter google search ‘there are a ton of ants and aphids in my garden’ which eventually led to an article about how the ants have started an illegal drug farm on my pepper plant and are breeding the aphids for their delicious nectar.
Typical.

Yep. Ants are not truly beneficial insects, because they don’t actually get rid of the pests: they farm them!
If you grow sunflowers, ants will herd aphids up them, hopefully diverting them from your other crops.
Otherwise, there are a number of organic solutions for aphid control.
#companion planting #pest control

biodiverseed:

lenorestreetgarden:

There comes a time every summer when I threaten to punch an animal or insect in the teeth. That time is now.

I noticed my habanero plant had a ton of ants and aphids on it. I thought the ants were eating the aphids and cheered them on as I have done in the past with insects such as wasps and ladybugs.

Yesterday, the situation seemed out of control - enter google search ‘there are a ton of ants and aphids in my garden’ which eventually led to an article about how the ants have started an illegal drug farm on my pepper plant and are breeding the aphids for their delicious nectar.

Typical.

Yep. Ants are not truly beneficial insects, because they don’t actually get rid of the pests: they farm them!

If you grow sunflowers, ants will herd aphids up them, hopefully diverting them from your other crops.

Otherwise, there are a number of organic solutions for aphid control.

#companion planting #pest control

Reblogged from hqcreations

april-polyverse:

If crows can remember where objects are, even when those objects are hidden from view and not available to them, then surely bisexuals can remember who they’re attracted to even when they’re in a monogamous relationship.

I’m just sayin’

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kammartinez:

Author John Scalzi was on a roll this morning (currently 7:14 AM, 26 Sept. 2014) with a tweet he found from some guy sending out an “ultimatum” to women to “make a choice” between feminism and, well, men like him. So Scalzi launched into a truly magnificent set of scorchers, which I’m posting here for the delectation of people everywhere.

Also: I would like to thank that guy for setting the ultimatum. It makes finding a boyfriend so much easier when the undesirable ones wear a placard identifying themselves.

Reblogged from persephonesmuse