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Yay for spiders

Post  Megan on 5/6/2010, 12:52 pm

I was just outside planting more beans and squash and corn because I've only had one corn seedling show so far.... and was marking my planted seeds with old hydrangea twigs.

I was distracted for a moment, then looked back... and there was an extremely small, light green spider, already hooking its second (third?) line between two of the twigs I'd just put in. Too small to get a photo with my phone (my eyes could barely focus on the web), but... neat!

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Post  JonRigby2005 on 5/6/2010, 1:09 pm

I love my preditory insects, and my lizards. I used to hate spiders, but since I've been gardening I welcome any insect that eats others. Ladybugs make me smile, damn aphids.

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Post  Megan on 5/6/2010, 1:34 pm

I haven't seen any ladybugs (around here, I have heard of them biting and being a problem) but the ants are going absolutely berserk. Lots of nice earthworms, too!

We have a chickadee family that has built a nest in our townhouse neighbor's gutter, for the past N years. (We had gutter guards put in last year.) Not even sure it is the same birds anymore more, but they have been keeping a close eye on my gardening tomfoolery. Hopefully they will be helping!

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Post  bonnie0128 on 5/6/2010, 1:40 pm

I am overrun with spiders of all types and sizes. I really hope they are beneficial cause they just make my skin crawl! I'm hoping I can somehow attract a toad or two to keep the spider population to a healthy minimum, but I've never seen one around here.

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Post  Megan on 5/6/2010, 1:54 pm

A few years ago *something* bit me, don't know if it was a spider or not as was buried in heavy backyard leaf mulch. Sent me to the ER, though... do be careful!

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Post  JonRigby2005 on 5/6/2010, 2:01 pm

Get to know your spiders, for me its the brown recluse, and black widow, I watch out for those, the rest are cool with me.

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Post  Megan on 5/6/2010, 2:11 pm

I've been eye to eye with both of those, but fortunately not skin to fang. Smile

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Post  miinva on 5/6/2010, 2:33 pm

They're safe until they enter my house, at which point they survive only if I'm feeling generous Smile

I was perusing the garden in search of the beasties that are ravaging my bean leaves and tomatillo leaves and I saw a baby praying mantis on one of my tomatoes! I was so excited I called my husband at work *giggle*

I think it's a yellow striped beetle that's getting my leaves. There are a few in a nice bowl of soapy water as I type!

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