Create a Lacewing Home

Create a lacewing home

Create a retreat for pest-eating lacewings with this winter shelter.

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Do not To do in January

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Do not To do in August

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Do To do in October

Do not To do in November

Do not To do in December

Adult lacewings are dainty, somewhat elegant creatures, but the larvae are ravenous pest-eaters, which is great news for the garden.

With that in mind, it’s well worth encouraging them to hang around by creating this lacewing home. It’ll provide a retreat for the overwintering adults, who in spring will lay bundles of eggs near prey like aphids, whitefly and thrips.

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