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07/05/2013 at 22:33

Hi, i have been having a fair few ants on and around my cucumber plants. Was wondering would they eat them? I see no signs of this so far but Im cautious. Or could they be causing me any other problems? Thanks Natasha 

07/05/2013 at 22:46

I had a red ants nest at the root of our cucumber plant last year. It did not seem to make any difference. Fruit were untouched and the plant remained healthy. 

07/05/2013 at 23:55

Ants are known to farm aphids. They feed off the honeydew aphids excrete and in return protect the aphids on the plant. The ants may not appear to be a problem yet but aphids will be.

KEF
08/05/2013 at 09:23

I get black ants in my greenhouse and use those small ant bait stations covered with a broken slate so it doesn't get wet.  Suppose you could sit one in cucumber pot for a short time as long as you don't wet it.

08/05/2013 at 10:46

Ants do not eat cucumbers or plants Natasha

08/05/2013 at 15:24
Hi Nat search semolina on here
08/05/2013 at 23:22

thank you very much for your helpful replies. I shall now type in semolina and take a look Alan. That's a good idea with the ant bait stations, I shall keep that in mind kef. Thanks all. Natasha x 

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