July 1 2024, Monday

I was told to grow companion flowers like marigolds to attract ladybugs. But before I could grow them, the ladybugs showed up on their own when my pepper plants got an aphid infestation. They showed up, started eating the aphids, laid eggs, and ladybug larvae started to eat aphids. Before I knew it, the aphids were gone. Then as quickly as they arrived, the ladybugs were gone. Nature works in mysterious ways.