Ants moved into my watermelon and cantaloupe mounds, so I don’t know if the plants will survive and recover. However, I did need to remedy the situation quickly and make sure the ants don’t make it into the rest of my garden. My remedy: instant grits. They work because the ants eat them and they die because grits swell in their bellies. Gruesome, I know. But if you need to get rid of ants naturally, this is the best way I have found to do it. If you have mounds in your yard, pour some instant grits on there, wait a couple days and repeat. Repeat until the ants are no more.
And onto my gardening updates. My garden has exploded and I worry that some things are getting a little crowded. I’m considering moving my pumpkin plants (even though they are the small pumpkins), because they are crowding into my tomatoes and bell peppers.
And I have so many tomatoes coming forth, I’d better start preparing for canning and salsa making. More to come on these. If you are gardening along with me, I’d love to hear your updates! And if you are blogging about it, be sure to share a link to your posts!