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Revenge of The Thrifty Mama
Posted By Crystal Collins On June 3, 2009 @ 8:40 pm In Home and Garden | 18 Comments
Those words seem kind of ironic, don’t they? I consider myself a child of The Most High. I am a very loving person, and care for others deeply. But when a predator comes against my garden and doesn’t want to leave, it’s WAR! Those ants just did not want to leave my garden! I tried the grits, I tried the garlic, I tried the cayenne pepper, I tried the vinegar poured down into their home and nothing seemed to work. These things have moved/destroyed ant colonies for me in the past, but not this time. They did not want to budge.
So here is the disaster that I blame completely on the ants!
I present to you the place where my watermelon and cantaloupe plants once stood. The cantaloupe were almost completely shriveled, so there was no saving them. I transferred about five of my watermelon plants to a pot, but I don’t know that they will survive. It was very hard getting them out with ants swarming everywhere. So after I moved them, I took out my shovel and dug that ant colony out of there (as best I could). And can you believe I was only bit once?
Hopefully they will now reside away from my garden, where I can do my best to get rid of them without hurting my garden. In my garden area that I dug, I sprayed with Melaleuca Tough & Tender (I can here the grunts now – sorry I was out of vinegar), and then I sprinkled salt around the edge closest to my other plants in hopes that the ants that are left will go the other way. I don’t even know if this is going to work, but I wasn’t really able to get much information on what to do other than put chemicals in my garden. And that is something I just could not do! The Tough & Tender was bad enough.
So that is my revenge. All invaders prepare for battle!
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