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Friday, May 28, 2010

Yet Another Garden Pest

Potato advice that I've read says to not harvest all of the potatoes at once and that they would keep well in the ground for awhile.  I went to dig up a few more potatoes and discovered that the fire ants were eating them, so I had to dig up most of them before they were all destroyed.  Several of the plants are not ready, as evidenced by the tiny potatoes about the size of marbles.  I thought ants were pretty harmless in the garden; other than biting me, I thought they pretty much left the plants alone, but I guess I was wrong.  I had to throw several potatoes into the compost pile because there were little holes drilled all over them and ants coming and going.  Grrr.

1 comment:

Statch said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog telling me about the rain gardens! I will definitely check it out.

I was gardening the other day, and my ankles started stinging. I looked down and realized I was standing on a fire ant hill. Nasty little things. I didn't realize they would eat vegetables too. Oh joy.