Square Foot Gardening Forum

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» New from OK City
by countrynaturals Today at 1:56 pm

» Ground Cherries
by countrynaturals Today at 12:34 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in March 2017
by CapeCoddess Today at 12:32 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals Today at 11:56 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by countrynaturals Today at 11:42 am

» New England March 2017
by CapeCoddess Today at 11:26 am

» Squares under siege... by grass!
by has55 Today at 7:38 am

» Tomato Mystery Mix
by Avinash Today at 12:06 am

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by TCgardening Yesterday at 9:46 pm

» New to SFG!
by TCgardening Yesterday at 9:39 pm

» N & C Midwest: March 2017 Brink of Spring
by CitizenKate Yesterday at 9:12 pm

» North Texas - Square Foot Garden
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:34 pm

» How can we save this tree?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 2:30 pm

» Terrible News: Bumblebees In Trouble
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 1:18 pm

» Ontario - trying out SFG
by Kelejan Yesterday at 12:39 pm

» List of Forum Members with Blogs
by Cajun Cappy Yesterday at 12:31 pm

» SUGA 2017
by SQWIB Yesterday at 9:26 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 8:42 am

» who has chickens
by sanderson 3/21/2017, 3:00 pm

» Rolling Boxes
by sanderson 3/21/2017, 2:50 pm

» Bok Choy
by Scorpio Rising 3/20/2017, 7:16 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by countrynaturals 3/20/2017, 11:53 am

» Need Plant Chart for Nighttime Lows
by Judy McConnell 3/20/2017, 10:55 am

» Collecting Rain Water - Come on Rain!
by newbeone 3/20/2017, 3:39 am

» Did I kill my strawberry plants
by bigdogrock 3/19/2017, 8:45 pm

» Carrot Week 2017!
by Turan 3/19/2017, 6:05 pm

» Gift Amaryllis
by countrynaturals 3/19/2017, 12:48 pm

» question about Garlic and winter
by GWN 3/19/2017, 10:41 am

» has55's R & D Journey:expanding my SFG to front yard
by AtlantaMarie 3/19/2017, 9:56 am

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson 3/19/2017, 12:35 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Ants getting my canteloupes

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Ants getting my canteloupes

Post  Lindacol on 7/24/2011, 1:12 am

Ants have gotten my 5 largest canteloupes. I found small holes in them with ants crawling all over them. Cinnamon & DE are not affecting them:(

I've harvested one maybe a little early and will be trying it tomorrow.

Any ideas on protesting the rest from the ants?
avatar
Lindacol

Posts : 777
Join date : 2011-01-23
Location : Bloomington, CA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Ants getting my canteloupes

Post  shannon1 on 7/24/2011, 2:00 am

Bummer, You might try orange oil I know others have had success with it. You can get it at home depot or some other big box store. I don't think the ants are making the holes just taking advantage of them so look for hole makers too.
avatar
shannon1

Posts : 1697
Join date : 2011-04-01
Location : zone 9a St.Johns county FL

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Ants getting my canteloupes

Post  Chopper on 7/24/2011, 6:57 am

I am OK with nature having its way until it does something like that. Ants are insidious little creatures.

So, were it I, and because cantaloupe have a nice, thick skin, I would poison them with either a spray or the little traps. Don't fool around unless you are OK losing your crop.

Chopper

Female Posts : 2467
Join date : 2010-05-05
Age : 61
Location : Warner Springs, CA USDA Zone 8a, Sunset Zone 7 (I think)

View user profile http://thezimmermannfamilytoo.blogspot.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Ants getting my canteloupes

Post  AprilakaCCIL on 7/24/2011, 10:22 am

Dealing with ants here tooo...I feel your pain. pale
avatar
AprilakaCCIL

Female Posts : 219
Join date : 2011-06-30
Age : 42
Location : Zone 7b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Ants getting my canteloupes

Post  shannon1 on 7/25/2011, 12:45 am

Another way to prevent damage to your melons without using poisons is to make a barrier against them for each melon. I use superlight insect barrier some folks use tule and others use old nylons. Just make a big enough bag and sew a draw string around the top and tie one on each melon. That will keep all the pests off and stop the damage to your crop.
avatar
shannon1

Posts : 1697
Join date : 2011-04-01
Location : zone 9a St.Johns county FL

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Ants getting my canteloupes

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum