Raised Garden Beds

Ants in Soil of Raised Beds

Anonymous added on May 31, 2011 | Answered

I"m starting to prepare my raised vegetable beds for planting, and as I am working with the soil and top dressing with mulch, I notice that the soil seems to be full of tiny ants. I cannot find an obvious source of the ants, they just seems to be all throughout the soil. Is this something to be concerned about, or can I go ahead and plant my veggies? I had some ants last year for sure, just don't remember so many.

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Answered on June 1, 2011

You can go ahead and plant. Very rarely are ants an issue for plants and normally in those cases it is only in conjunction with aphids.

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