Hello again everyone.
I've got a small issue that I'm not sure if I should do anything about.
I've got a husky cherry tomato plant and a sweet banana pepper plant.
The cherry tomato only has two fruits on it because I got it planted late and the heat (90's)is preventing any of the dozens of flowers from pruducing.
The sweet banana pepper plant on the other hand is simply thriving in the heat. Maybe 2-3 new peppers starting up every morning.
This morning when I went out to water, I noticed tiny black ants crawling up and down the stems on the pepper plant. On the tomato plant they seemed attached to the forks on the stems. No marching lines.
I don't know the scientific name, but they're the kind of ants my mother and grandmother always called sugar ants or piss ants (lol).
Anyways, my question is should I leave them alone for the hope of possible pollination help? We don't have bees around here, nor strong wind very often. I do shake the plants daily but I'd gladly accept any help from mother nature.
OR should I find a way to get rid of them? As they may be sucking sugar out of the plants.
Thanks in advance for any help and advise!