Beetles and Beatles
Growing Cannabis with Ladybugs
Today is Sir Paul McCartney’s 77th birthday. This got us thinking about the Beatles and more importantly for cannabis cultivation, Ladybug Beetles (also known as ladybird beetles).
When growing cannabis, we’d like to go as organic as we can when solving any growing obstacles.
Ladybugs are natural enemies of many insects, especially aphids and mites. Spider mites are a common pest in many cannabis grow spaces and ladybugs are beneficial in eradicating these invaders.
Each ladybug beetle can devour up to 100 mites a day without doing any damage to leaves or flower, and you aren’t adding anything harmful/chemical to diminish the quality or safety of the plant.
You can purchase ladybugs online and introduce them to your indoor grow – or, encourage ladybugs to visit your outdoor garden with companion planting of heavy pollen producers like sunflowers or chamomile.
For More Information on Friendly Ladybugs Visit:
Good and Bad Ladybugs (Ladybugs vs. Asian beetles) from the Spruce
Attracting Ladybugs to Your Garden
More history, symbolism of Ladybugs from The Spruce:
Ladybugs are the subject of nursery rhymes and are considered a good luck symbol by many. For example, the seven-spot ladybird, the most common species in Europe, is said to represent the seven joys and seven sorrows.
Coincidentally, it is Sir Paul’s 77th birthday – double 7’s 😉