My Favorite Beneficial Insect for Organic Gardening that Eats Everything

John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ shares with you his favorite beneficial insect that he likes to release in his organic garden every summer that will eat most all bad bugs in his garden.

In this episode, you will learn why placing praying mantis egg cases aka praying mantis ootheca may be one of the best or one of the worst choices you can make for using beneficial insects in your organic garden.

First, you will learn more about John’s approach to pest control in his organic garden, including the different organic sprays he uses to control insects in his garden, it is critical to learn what organic sprays may be safe or not safe for your beneficial insects. You will discover why he likes using beneficial insects instead of spraying for bugs in his garden.

You will learn more about the praying mantis including John’s experience with this predator insect, how long it lives, when it hatches, what they eat, how you can feed them, how to store the egg cases if you have extra for later and much, much more.

You will discover some of the pests the praying mantis can eat including mites, aphids, whitefly, hornworms, caterpillars, stink bugs, and more.

Finally, you will learn how John places these in his garden using bamboo bbq sticks that he purchased at the dollar store and how he places them in his garden. You will also discover when they will hatch and some of the different types of praying mantis including European, Carolina, Chinese, and how their egg cases look different. You will learn John’s overall opinions about pest control and developing a habitat for these beneficial insects so they return year after year to his organic vegetable garden.

After watching this episode, you will learn why John enjoys releasing praying mantis eggs in his garden every year, and how they can be part of your organic pest control solution for the bad bugs in your garden.

Referenced Episodes
Praying Mantis in Garden (9 years ago)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIq-wFvZEZo

Blow Bugs off with High-Pressure Air
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCJnPa9jWL4

Blow Bugs off with Water
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJyFDugMuq8

Best non-persistent organic pesticide Dr Zymes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEvmjiwR9qs

Lady Bug Release
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2j0Lcn6fPDk

Rincon Vitova Insectiary Tour
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6iHWyrM_3A

Rincon Vitova Owner Interview
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVv0fYwFVng

20 Ways to control pests without spraying anything
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSzHqiJm30o

How to attract beneficial insects to your garden
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3B8AgJDDBWQ

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