Coccinellids

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Found this ladybug on a tomato plant; actually, ladybugs are beetles (aka: “lady beetles” or Coccinellids). Some folklore considers the ladybug as a sign of good luck and good things to come. At the Veggie-Bed they are thought of as beneficial insects for consuming plant-eating insect’s larvae and eggs.

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Tom Myrick

"When life kicks you in the butt, use it as energy for forward motion", Tom Myrick. I graduated from the Media Production Technology Curriculum at Tidewater Community College in 1988. Working as a professional Media Production Specialist/Photojournalist for most of my adult life, I became proficient in many aspects of multimedia production. In 2006, I completed the Master Gardener program and started attending horticulture classes at a local community college. Writing, photography, and gardening are passions of mine; altogether, a “marriage made in heaven". Having a diversified set of work skills and a lifetime of experience, I currently write for several online vegetable gardening publications and own a landscaping business. My mission is to encourage vegetable gardening throughout the world. Play in the dirt, Tom