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Chris18-Jul-05 05:20 PM EST 6a   
Patricia19-Jul-05 02:30 PM EST 5   
Chris21-Jul-05 06:17 PM EST 6a   
Patricia21-Jul-05 06:25 PM EST 5   


Subject: ants
From: Chris
Zone: 6a
Date: 18-Jul-05 05:20 PM EST

I have a real problem with ants in my vegetable garden. If anyone has any tips on how to get rid of them, I sure would appreciate them.


Subject: RE: ants
From: Patricia (iris1@rogers.com)
Zone: 5
Date: 19-Jul-05 02:30 PM EST

Chris: How are the ants damaging your vegetable garden? Not sure I understand... Most hardware stores will sell you something, just ask. But consider that products that kill insects are generally not something you want on your food.


Subject: RE: ants
From: Chris
Zone: 6a
Date: 21-Jul-05 06:17 PM EST

The ants seem to like my beets in particular, the young beets that is. I find them pushed out of the ground and some are actually pulled into the ant holes.


Subject: RE: ants
From: Patricia (iris1@rogers.com)
Zone: 5
Date: 21-Jul-05 06:25 PM EST

OK - I see... well, beets are sweet. This may be the attraction. Try hilling up the soil on either side of each row, to cover up the beets. But beets do heave themselves out of the soil as they grow and eventually, they are really sitting ON the soil, if you get my drift. Just the tap root remains in the ground.


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