Mulch and Leaf Cutters
Recently our resident leaf cutter ant colony sliced their way through the kale planted by the the tilapia pond garden!! So we started again, placing vetiver mulch over the beds. Already our onions are shooting up to the sky. We also planted some insect repelling plants that hopefully will persuade the ants to look else where next time.
Leaf cutters decimating salad greens are a common phenomena around these parts! We are hoping they'll find some trees and forget about our huglekulter beds for a while... if not we'll need to experiment with some other techniques, maybe using trenches, cayenne water spray or Reina de Noche powder to deter them! We will let you know how this plays out.