A bug is eating my spinach leaves!

A bug is eating my spinach leaves!

A bug is eating my spinach leaves … but more about that later.

Late visits and a continued blogging streak

I’m late in visiting all your wonderful Weekend Coffee Shares. I started work this week and have less time to dedicate to blogging. So far I’ve managed to make WordPress happy by blogging every day. I wonder for how long they’ll congratulate me on my blogging streak?

A bug is eating my spinach leaves!

On another point. I’ve been wondering which small bug is creating lacework out of the spinach and tomato plant leaves. Today I caught the culprit in the act but I don’t know what the name of this bug is. I know some of you are avid gardeners, so if anyone knows, please let me know. I’ve sprayed the plants with soapy water and the aphids are under control but these little critters keep coming back. They look ladybug like but aren’t ladybugs.

A bug is eating my spinach leaves!
This little critter is eating my spinach leaves
©2020 Regina Martins

Cooler weather

The weather has cooled down a bit. It’s quite a relief in a sense. It rained the whole day yesterday but today it was dry. It might rain later or tomorrow. Our garden is happy and the new grass seeds are yielding grass already, the shoots thin and green. What is a bonus is that we don’t need to water our garden when it rains.


We picked more tomatoes today – a few big ones and a whole punnet of cocktail tomatoes. I’m adamant that this year we pick them when they’re just short of ripe to ensure that we eat most of them instead of the birds. It’s bad enough that the doves and the weavers steal the cat pellets! Next to the bananas, the tomatoes ripen rather well. And speaking of bananas, I’ve not been able to get fresh ones for two weeks now. I’ve still got some frozen which are great for smoothies. Perhaps this week the shop will have replenished their supply.

Well, that’s it for today. It’s been a house and home kind of post. Have a wonderful day!

3 thoughts on “A bug is eating my spinach leaves!”

  1. That’s an interesting bug, it does look a lot like a lady bug but I don’t know what it is? Curious? And sounds like you have a great garden growing! I Love home grown tomatoes! Well, home grown anything is usually DELICIOUS!! Have a great week! ❤️

    1. I think (?) that ladybugs are good for the plants but this one isn’t. It looks very pretty though.
      Homegrown veggies are delicious, you can definitely taste it. Hope you have a great week too 🙂

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