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Black ants are eating my young cabbage plants

Black ants are eating my young cabbage plants
Posted by TreeLove from MA on 2002-06-17 14:37:01

I noticed that my cabbages looked like they were knocked over by an animal. On closer inspection I noticed about 30 small black ants gnawing on the stem of each plant! My cabbages are being strangled! This is the 1st year I have planted cabbages, so I have never seen this before...Is this normal and how do I stop it?
  • Ants and live plant tissue
    Posted by Kimm from 4a/5b-MI on 2002-06-19 07:41:37

    Ants don't normally go after live plant tissue, but they are known to go after root maggots that might be in the area you observed the ants.

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