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holes in My Sweet Potato Leaves and Black Ants

Posted by Farmington none (My Page) on
Sun, Oct 20, 13 at 0:26

Pls help> What are the holes in my sweet potato leaves. Second my above the ground has beel colonized by black ants. they are all ove my veegie primaril my yrd long beans. doesnt seem to affect the celery beside it.nor the bok choi,brocoli nor the tat soi. should I pull out my yard long beans? Help pls. Annyone? I have a raised Garden 50 Sq Foot SQUARE FOOT GARDEN. Vermiculit,Sand,Soil,Peat Moss, Compost, 555 Fertilizer under the hood. Do ants like these chocolates.?


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RE: holes in My Sweet Potato Leaves and Black Ants

  • Posted by JCTsai 8B - Yulee, FL (My Page) on
    Fri, Nov 1, 13 at 20:13

You may try Diatomaceous Earth- Food Grade to kill ants

http://www.ghorganics.com/DiatomaceousEarth.html

Are there any safety concerns with DE?
Yes, you must wear a dust mask when applying it as it can irritate the mucous membranes in the nose and mouth. Once the DE dust has settled it won't bother you.

Get Rid of Ants Cheaply and Naturally

http://frugalliving.about.com/od/doityourself/tp/Get_Rid_of_Ants_Cheaply.htm

A Sweet Potato
Grower’s Guide to
Insect Pest Managemen

http://www.aces.edu/pubs/docs/A/ANR-1104/ANR-1104.pdf

This post was edited by JCTsai on Thu, Nov 7, 13 at 20:02


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RE: holes in My Sweet Potato Leaves and Black Ants

thank you Mr tsai. I still have hole on my sweet potato leaves and it;s one of the staple foods of my country. I love to eat them for source of rich Iron. what is it? anyone can answer pls?


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