ants on plants

ants on plants

i've been seeing lots of ants crawling on my southern pea plants. the plants are doing rather well, but i'm just wondering if the ants are harmful or beneficial. if they are harmful, would spraying some garret juice on the plants fix the problem?
Solar Bells (Cloche)

Solar Bells (Cloche)

help identify

help identify

Can I get it to bush up?

Can I get it to bush up?

The confused Asparagus

The confused Asparagus

What in the world is growing in my garden?

What in the world is growing in my garden?

H. Pacific Moon

H. Pacific Moon