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RE: Summer garden (long)

A sub? A sandwich or an underwater transport device?
I'll go look at the ant stakes. Thankfully we do not have fire ants here, at
least I have not seen them, although I hear they are in some parts of our
county. I believe they don't live where it freezes regularly. 


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of Daryl
Sent: Friday, July 07, 2006 4:03 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Summer garden (long)

If they're after water, and they may be, perhaps you can make a sub?

If not, a California friend swears by Grant's Ant Stakes. I use them and 
Terro bait traps. They seem to do a pretty good job.

We have Argentine ants, Fire Ants and a bunch of others. :-(


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT" <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
To: "'gardenchat@hort.net'" <gardenchat@HORT.NET>
Sent: Friday, July 07, 2006 6:58 PM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] Summer garden (long)

>I almost always have a minor ant problem. They are very small red ants that
> bite. Usually I'll find them chewing up the stems on my bean plants - they
> can and will chew entirely through the stalk at the base. They infest the
> inside of sunflower stems. They will eat through onion bulbs and potatoes,
> if I leave them in the ground very long - possibly they're looking for 
> water
> in those cases.
> I used to use...ummmm...can't remember the name but it was a granular ant
> killer safe for vegetable gardens. Most of the ones I looked at said don't
> use near food plants. Then it got banned. I tried the boric acid stuff but
> the plants near it died - too much borax maybe? Or just coincidence, 
> dunno.
> But I guess I need to head for the garden store and read labels again.
> Cyndi

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