The Gardening Thread Has Bugs

Come show off your green thumb, Avocados! Or garden vicariously through others! Or just start off your week by looking at pretty growing things.

This thread’s title comes from the fact that I ordered some praying mantis egg cases from Amazon:

They have a delightfully creepy scientific name: ootheca. If all goes well, within a few weeks I should have between 100 and 400 baby mantises that will be ready to feast on my garden pests.

 

Optional discussion topic: Do you use any natural methods of pest control?