Author: Sorting Last Post on Top ↓ Message:
MICHTOTMAN's Photo MICHTOTMAN Posts: 815
6/1/11 9:25 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I've got a load of ants this year and need to get on this too! Last year they ate my onions (go figure!) and I put coffee grounds all around the onions. It worked for the onions, but I did have a major problem with aphids later on my broccoli so although I did deter them from my onions, I didn't get them out completely. I'm going to try jelly mixed with borax this week - I'll let you know how it goes! Next year I'm going to try tansy!

The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

NELSON MANDELA


 Pounds lost: 3.2 
 
0
10.5
21
31.5
42
HANNAHV's Photo HANNAHV SparkPoints: (51,693)
Fitness Minutes: (59,835)
Posts: 6,387
5/30/11 3:01 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
good point.


Thanks Cinderelic, going to try dividing the Tansy roots, would hate to loose my plants as I haven't come across the seeds here.

Leader: Feathered Friends - come and join us, all bird lovers welcome. just fly in.seats left on the branch!
Co-Leader:Don't Let the Scale rule your Life!! www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=14021


When all the trees have been cut down,
when all the animals have been hunted,
when all the waters are polluted,
when all the air is unsafe to breathe,
only then will you discover you cannot eat money.

Cree Prophecy




KOKOEK9's Photo KOKOEK9 Posts: 7,158
5/29/11 1:00 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
If splenda kills ants what does it do to people

Mike


 current weight: 170.0 
 
215
202.5
190
177.5
165
SNUGGLEBUG2 Posts: 2,903
5/29/11 12:20 P

Reply
Packets of artificial sweetener like Splenda sprinkled on the holes killed ants nesting in our front yard, but I'm not sure I would use it around garden plants.

 current weight: 175.5 
 
190
186.25
182.5
178.75
175
EEVEE1's Photo EEVEE1 Posts: 4,426
5/29/11 7:43 A

Send Private Message
Reply
just curious as I found an ants in my veggies garden this year, what damage do they actually cause to the plants?

Success consists of a series of little daily victories.

Laddie Hutar



co-leaderof spark bookworms bookclub
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=7956


 current weight: 18.4  over
 
20
10
0
-10
-20
CINDERRELIC's Photo CINDERRELIC Posts: 7,621
5/27/11 7:01 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hannah, I planted Tansy when I lived in a different climate. This s the first time I have planted it here. We will see. I have read that if you have problems with it not flowering to propagate it through root division early in the spring.

Strength Training:
"Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands -- and then eat just one of the pieces." - Judith Viorst

Team Leader of the
Astronomy Club Team
Come join us!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=23913


Team co-leader of Spark Musicians. Come join us!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=3664


Co-leader of
COGS: Christian Oha
ROLANDD's Photo ROLANDD SparkPoints: (64,917)
Fitness Minutes: (66,302)
Posts: 1,026
5/27/11 10:56 A

Send Private Message
Reply
I never realized what a novice I am about gardening until joining this group. Your advice and input is immeasurable for me. I will copy and paste all of your vast knowledge to my computer for constant reference. Thank you all.

 current weight: 259.8 
 
321
300.75
280.5
260.25
240
HANNAHV's Photo HANNAHV SparkPoints: (51,693)
Fitness Minutes: (59,835)
Posts: 6,387
5/27/11 5:07 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Tansy is a wonderful plant! did you buy your seeds CINDERRELIC? or did your plants flower? mine never flower and the plants die down during the colder months and take off again come summer time....am I doing something wrong?

Leader: Feathered Friends - come and join us, all bird lovers welcome. just fly in.seats left on the branch!
Co-Leader:Don't Let the Scale rule your Life!! www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=14021


When all the trees have been cut down,
when all the animals have been hunted,
when all the waters are polluted,
when all the air is unsafe to breathe,
only then will you discover you cannot eat money.

Cree Prophecy




CINDERRELIC's Photo CINDERRELIC Posts: 7,621
5/27/11 3:24 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I have heard that if you put baking soda down for themyou will get rid of the ants. However, the only sure way is to kill the queen.

And, yes, ants don't like tansy. I have used it before and I have some seeds I plan to plant as soon as the rains stop.

Edited by: CINDERRELIC at: 5/27/2011 (03:29)
Strength Training:
"Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands -- and then eat just one of the pieces." - Judith Viorst

Team Leader of the
Astronomy Club Team
Come join us!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=23913


Team co-leader of Spark Musicians. Come join us!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=3664


Co-leader of
COGS: Christian Oha
EMMAINTERESTING's Photo EMMAINTERESTING Posts: 477
5/27/11 3:22 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Here's the tricks I know for ants, but I have to say you must be vigilant. If you can find the colony you have a chance;otherwise you have to keep at it. All of these are safe around animals as far as I know. If it rains in your area often then you need to figure out how to protect from the rain.
1. Boric acid - also works for roaches.
2. Cinnamon or red pepper powder- doesn't kill them but they don't like it so you sprinkle it in a line around where you don't want them.
3. Grits/cornmeal - if you are PETA then don't read this one. They eat this and then when they drink their stomach swells and bye bye ants
4. My favorite - if you can find the ant hill - boiling water - but you'll have to do it more than once until you get rid of all of them
5. Vinegar - it doesn't kill them but if you put it down/on the hill they will usually leave - just make sure they don't take up residence somewhere else around your house.

I've never planted it but since I was a kid I've heard of tansy being the thing to plant to get rid of ants/fleas.

Hope that helps give you a little relief!

Even if you fall on your face, you're still moving forward.
Victor Kiam

KOKOEK9's Photo KOKOEK9 Posts: 7,158
5/27/11 2:18 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I picked up a stone planter my wife had in the garden and there was an ants nest under it. with the ground bare now will they go away. If not is there some thing that can repel them thanks

Mike


 current weight: 170.0 
 
215
202.5
190
177.5
165
Page: 1 of (1)  

Report Innappropriate Post

Other Organic Gardeners General Team Discussion Forum Posts

Topics: Last Post:
A-Z, peas 4/30/2013 8:56:52 AM
List 3 jobs you plan to accomplish in your garden 3/3/2014 12:21:13 PM
low-fat pesto 8/7/2013 8:00:14 PM
Worms! 9/16/2013 1:30:56 AM
Not gardening but... 2/3/2014 11:21:30 AM

Thread URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12953x42067872

Review our Community Guidelines