Plants Are Not Sacred Cows

Customers come in, quite often wanting a pesticide to kill something and quite often I manage to talk them out of it. I ask them, how bad is the damage, and can you live with it? Killing bugs to save one plant isn't worth it in the big picture of things. It's a garden, it's nature, it's a balance. "But my plant", they cry. "I just spent money on something a bug is eating". People only worry when it costs them something but they don't see how much it is really costing them to sterilize their garden and their neighbourhood. It's a chain reaction from the smallest creature up. A garden is only healthy when you have good bugs AND bad bugs. Anyway, here is a drawing of one of my favourite ground beetles. 
And yes, he's a good bug.


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