Wednesday’s Weeding, Watering and What to do…

Good morning my sweet gardening peeps. I wanted to share a quick Wednesday post with you about the weeding I need to do, watering and to pick your brains for suggestions on ‘what to do‘ with these darn ants I have here in my Zone 8 yard and in some of my edible container plantings.

I had a great suggestion from a fellow blogger and reader about my ants.  I am looking forward to trying out her suggestion but first I need to save up my egg shells.  I have about 10 ant piles and I am willing to try different organic remedies to get rid of these little boogers!!  Let’s just start by saying planting MINT does not work, at least not for me.  I have a patio pot full of mint AND it is now boiling over with ANTS!!!  ugh!!!  Cucumber peels did seem to work if only by relocating the little rascals to another patio pot!!!  LOL  So instead of ants in 3 of my container plants I have them in only 2!!

Weeding Wednesday looks like this

wow!!  did this happen over night???  Weeds sure grow faster than I can keep up.

wow!! did this happen over night??? Weeds sure grow faster than I can keep up.

zone 8 118 weeds

a closer look at the same flowerbed. The weeds are spilling over onto the driveway!!!

weeds in side front flowerbed.  completely covering my Indian Hawthorne

weeds in side front flowerbed. completely covering my Indian Hawthorn

weeds covering my plum delights

weeds covering my Plum Delights and Indian Hawthorn flowerbed shrubs

more of these darn flowerbed weeds!

more of these darn flowerbed weeds!

a few of our huge garden weeds

a few of our huge garden weeds

Watering Wednesday:  no need to water because of our daily downpours. I only need to water my flower pots on my front porch.  Watering on Wednesdays helps me to remember to water my potted plants.

front porch container plants

front porch container plants

What to do…with these darn ANTS???

fresh new ant bed in front yard

fresh new ant bed in front yard

I spy ants making their new home in my potted plants on my patio!!!

I spy ants making their new home in my potted plants on my patio!!!

zone 8 108 ants

patio pots 2 are boiling over with Ants!!

shocking how high the ant mound is in this potted plant!!!

shocking how high the ant mound is in this potted plant!!!

Best wishes for a wonderful Wednesday and thanks again for stopping by for a quick visit.  🙂  I enjoy reading your comments, tips and suggestions.  Also feel free to leave me a link of your blog and I will make plans to stop by to do some digging.

Dana

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10 thoughts on “Wednesday’s Weeding, Watering and What to do…

  1. Wish I had some suggestions, but haven’t had ant problems yet. Slugs and cabbage moths and worms, but not ants. Maybe this year, there always seems to be something new to contend with in the garden. Good luck to you.

  2. I’ve never really worried about the ants that I have here, but you can make up a spray of lemon water which they don’t like.
    I’ve also used double sided tape on pots to stop them from climbing up the side, but I think the easiest method is to simply pour boiling water on the nests that are around the home: then wait a day or two and dig up the nest in one go with a spade and pour more boing water in the area to kill any ants that escaped the first round.

  3. great suggestions for ants:-) I use vinegar in the house on the counter but I don’t know about outside-may hurt plants?? I look forward to following your garden:-)

    • Thank you Robbie. I will remember to use vinegar inside. Our outside ants are just doing their thing for right now. We have had tons and tons of rain lately and are just now drying out. Soon school will be out for the summer and that is when we will attack!! LOL

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