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Garden Gravy-A Place to Grow and Share

Ants in my plants!!

Started by Kimberly in Garden Gravy-A Place to Grow and Share 2 weeks ago
I have ants in my tomatoes! I was repotting them and discovered carpenter ants thriving. Dang it! Other than DE is there another way to keep those buggers off my plants?! Thanks all. 
I have found that mixing up some soapy water with a little bit of cayenne pepper in a spray bottle works for most things. 
1 week ago
Thank you so much. I will try that.
1 week ago
Another good option, particularly since its a nightshade is nicotine. If you soak some Tobacco in water, then spray it on the plants. Learned this technique from David the Good, and it works well.
1 week ago
That is a great idea. Not a smoker though, Im sure that probably doesn't matter. Does it need to be the consistency of roll your own or cigar type? 
1 week ago
 I haven't done it, but I don't think soaking the nicotine out of a tobacco product is very precise. I've heard of people using a handful of butts or a couple half smoked cigs picked up from an ash tray. 
1 week ago
Oh. Perhaps its more the odor then. I will try what I can. My radishes I think are being invaded. 
1 week ago