Dillon Nichols wrote:Gotta admit, I laughed reading your post. Nice one!
How are things developing so far?
Perhaps chickens would help with ants?
What about building a bunch of rock piles to attract reptiles to help you out?
Ants around here prefer dry warm spots; a comprehensively green and planted garden might be less interesting to them than exposed mulch, hopefully...
Cristo Balete wrote:If ants are farming aphids, then the reason the aphids are there is the problem, not the ants.
Karen Walk wrote:I had a colony of small ants in my garden - the chickens got in the other day, and went to town. No more ants. I haven't seen any squash bugs since either. I lost some kale too, but the squash pant next to the ant nest is MUCH happier. I think that after the garden gets more established, the chickens will get at least an hour or two of (supervised) garden time each week.