The Ant/Aphid Connection | Pickles Of Wisdom

Don’t Blame The Aphid, Blame The Ants

Is it a conspiracy, ants and aphids working together to destroy all that you have worked for in your garden? You’ll actually find a very diverse and intricate ecosystem in your garden. For instance, last summer I noticed aphids on my watermelon and cucumber plants. Something strange was happening. Since the watermelon was the only plant hit really hard by aphids, a few questions cropped … Continue reading Don’t Blame The Aphid, Blame The Ants

Video update: Saving cucumbers from frost

We’re getting the first frost of the season tonight. I don’t want it! First, I saved our desert tortoise from it, by upgrading his sleeping quarters. Second, I harvested a MONSTER cucumber, the biggest one I’ve ever grown. Check this out: To protect the cucumbers, I said I would cover them with a sheet, but I decided to just pull them under the protection of … Continue reading Video update: Saving cucumbers from frost