Chemical free gardening is a series of negotiations and hard worn settlements between me and nature.
Beetles, aphids, snails, slugs, ants and caterpillars all want a piece of the spoils.
While the neighbours go out on a chemical blitzkrieg at the sight of a single bug I just sigh and start plucking the little critters off.
But sometimes I din't get them all.
And they get the veggie leaves.
And I get beautiful butterflies.
Not so bad, right?