Weed watch.

When you pull the thistle before it blooms (and before it chokes out the dill) only to spot lady bug eggs on the underside…

Back in the garden you go, little larvae buffet.

Shoulda woulda coulda 

I likely could have pulled this cilantro when it bolted.

And probably should have when the flowers were spent and the plant limp and scraggly. 

But, I thought, what about the coriander seeds? 

And so I waited. 

The tribe of lady bugs are ever present, and likely ever grateful that wait I did.