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Beginner Vegetables: Do ants eat sweet potato leaves?

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worlie
Bright, IN

July 28, 2012
11:49 AM

Post #9221559

I found all these little tears in the leaves of my sweet potato vines and there are black ants crawling all over them. What should I do? Trying to keep from using chemicals.

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HoneybeeNC

HoneybeeNC
Charlotte, NC
(Zone 7b)

July 28, 2012
12:47 PM

Post #9221596

That looks like hail damage to me. Have you had hail recently?
worlie
Bright, IN

July 28, 2012
1:15 PM

Post #9221616

Actually, we did have a very brief storm come through just yesterday evening with a little bit of hail (smaller than pea-size) but it didn't even occur to me until you mentioned it. Thanks!

HoneybeeNC

HoneybeeNC
Charlotte, NC
(Zone 7b)

July 29, 2012
7:55 AM

Post #9222288

worlie - You're welcome ^_^

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