I released 1500 ladybugs in the conservatory this week. I ran out of room in my growing greenhouse and had to bring the tomatoes and basil down to the conservatory. Because tomatoes are "aphid magnets " I thought it would be a good idea to release some red ladies. Adult ladybugs don't eat as many bad bugs as their larvae so I was thrilled to see lots of "romance" among the group.
I am growing our vegetable starts in a new pot this year. It's made out of wheat (how appropriate for the Palouse!) and although you can't plant them directly in the ground, they is compost-able in a home compost pile.