Sunday, May 23, 2010

Should They Stay or Should They Go and a Redistricting

I found these little guys hanging out on the cucumber trellis. Oddly enough, I found them on last year's cucumber trellis as well and this one is in a different spot. So, the question is...should they stay or should they go?
I took the opportunity yesterday to fix the other corner yard bed. The season is just started for tomatoes if you go by the books so I figured I could take the chance and uprooted all of the tomatoes that shaded everything and put transplants where the okra was and okra where the tomatoes were.
I left the peppers in place. This morning when the sun rose over the fence, the peppers were getting the sun which is something that wouldn't have happened for hours with the earlier set up.

So I'm disappointed, but I think this will be for the better. We live and learn, right? My fear now is that I think I uprooted all of the black cherry ones I had. I'll have to go back and look at my diagram. Hopefully I put some black cherry in the side yard. If not, I know better for next year.


  1. They need to go! Send them packing! I hate those red aphids, they attacked my tomatoes this year!

  2. oooh, I just enlarged the pic and they look like the larvae of the leaf footed bug... I did a post on them last year, they are bad! Check it out and see if you recognize them:

  3. You know, I can't tell the difference between assassin bug nymphs and leaf footed nymphs. They're too similar for my tastes!

    They're clustered together and don't seem to be going anywhere so I may have some time to figure it out.

  4. Oooh, those nymphs are difficult to identify. They have little pointy butts, but I am still not sure. Maybe place a food source near and see what they do?

    I found this discussion that may have some clues:

  5. Excellent, GM! The "Traveling in herds" comment got me on the leaf foot path. They certainly stay together, even when you agitate one, they all move.

    Guess they're going.