I would have never thought myself to be a bug girl. It was when I began my organic gardening did I find out that the creepy stuff is what makes all those beautiful flowers, vegetables and fruit grow so well. I never understood that all the years and time I spent working in commercial greenhouses. There I learned when you spot a bug kill it. I was shocked one day when my supervisor was in a panic killing butterflies.I think that was the trigger for me that something is not quite right with this picture.She noticed the look of horror on my face and so explained to me that butterflies produce caterpillars that eat the plants. I thought to myself, yes that would not be a good thing in all these greenhouses full of spectacular color ready for market. I also had a heartache over the dead butterflies. As like most little girls, I grew up loving them. To me they are majestic winged ladies flying about my flowers pollinating. I guess I never thought about the caterpillars doing damage. Non the less I was very naive about all the chemicals and pesticides we were pouring and spraying everyday to keep everything sterile. In the greenhouse in those days for me I learned all bugs were bad bugs.
Have a beautiful and blessed Organic Garden Day!!