Ants

Ants

So today while weeding in preparation to plant our veggie garden this weekend I noticed we have some ants in the bed. Any way to, uh, "take care of" them? I would prefer a natural way, of course. Ants are a big problem in our area (Los Angeles,) and we have pest control but they only spray structures on the property. Also, anyone know of a Los Angeles gardening community on LJ or elsewhere? I'm looking for some tips about what does well locally. Oh and, I'm looking to plant something new, some new veggie/fruit that I haven't thought of. We're planning tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, chiles, peas and maybe some sort of melon. We're relatively new at this, but are excited! Thanks for any advice!!
Identify Flower

Identify Flower

caterpillars on strawberries, how high to mound potatoes

caterpillars on strawberries, how high to mound potatoes

Meet our $4 Mr. Lincoln!

Meet our $4 Mr. Lincoln!

hi fellow gardeners and plant lovers!

hi fellow gardeners and plant lovers!

Yuck!!!

Yuck!!!

Our Garden

Our Garden