Now, I have no problem with using pesticides, but it had been so windy that I didn't want to take the chance. Besides, I had discovered an endless supply of ladybugs on my walkies.
Anyhoo, all I need to do was collect them. So one Saturday I took a nylon bag thinking I would capture them and dance home with a bunch of voracious eaters. But I hadn't taken into account their inability to stay captured. In fact, they keep slipping out of the holes in the bag and I felt like I was herding cats.
Even though my plant is aphid-free, it doesn't mean the buggers won't return. But with luck, the ladybugs got busy and worked on their circle of life.