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The 11th Annual Hot Pepper Awards - WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

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In Topic: Chile Pepper Powder mixes.

15 June 2018 - 07:39 PM

     Stems and all, eh? :think:   I bet it's good. Sweet savory cayenne rounding out the bonnets and red habs with a little smoke.  :drooling: 

In Topic: Weird

15 June 2018 - 04:34 PM

Have you found one to be more effective for ladybugs? Are there flowers/plants to encourage Green Lacewings to stick around?


     If I had to choose only one, probably marigolds. I don't have any evidence to show that they're better though. Any low maintenance plant that keeps producing flowers all summer long is a winner I figure. Lantana is another good one because it can endure lots of neglect (forgetting to water). It can be in full sunlight with bone dry soil in >90o temps for a few days and perk up like nothing happened as soon as you remember to water it - without even dropping a flower. Plus it's pretty.

     Lacewings eat pollen and nectar just like ladybugs. I think any plant that attracts one will attract the other. Once I started planting flowers among the other plants in my garden I couldn't believe how many lacewing eggs I saw on all my plants.

In Topic: The funny stuff

14 June 2018 - 10:30 PM


In Topic: Weird

10 June 2018 - 12:59 PM

In Topic: Weird

10 June 2018 - 12:50 PM

Haha, i took the leaf off and got the creature away, but unlucky for me the guy who answerd befor you were right and this insect wes beneficial and eats aphids and it a major problem with my plants so next time i see him i bring a aphid right to him haha 


     Sounds like you need to attract some more of them. Colorful, pollen-laden flowers are like restaurant billboards for beneficial insects. Plant a few and just kick back and relax while the aphid carnage ensues.