Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Lessons From The Gardener #2

ants. Ants. ANts. ANTs. ANTS!

I can't seem to get a handle on them.

Originally I thought I had some kind of critter, ie. rabbit, squirrel, raccoon, deer, etc. eating my garden. I got Critter Ridder, a cage, netting to go around the perimeter AND the top, and STILL, my garden was constantly being eaten.

My dad found the culprit while they were in town last weekend. It is the ANTS that have taken over my garden. The cage I have built around my whole garden cannot keep these pesky things out!

I have tried almost ALL the "home remedies" I've found for these guys:

Boiling hot water
Hot Coffee/Coffee Grounds
Sugar (you'd think I'd set up a barista in my back yard!)
Baking Soda

The last thing I tried was corn meal. We'll see how that does. I'm running out of condiments!
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