The veggies may be green now, but they’d be dust without my watering, fertilizing and staking. But proof of self-sustaining life appeared today… insects!
Four stories up I saw two baby brown grasshoppers, a green leafhopper, and a small beetle. Hopefully they’re native and arrived on a gust of wind rather than in a bag of potting mix. Too bad leafhoppers are sap-suckers. But no matter, they’re here and I’m taking it as a sign that pollinators will soon follow. I haven’t seen a single bee or butterfly, so I’m thankful the plants are fruiting regardless. Roses are blooming- no hummingbirds. If you plant it, they will come?