brandon558
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termites

How do we deal with termites in the garden?

I went to move some bean plants today and dug one up and there were atleast 100 of these things all in the roots.

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It may be hard to see...best i could do with my phone.

any ideas?

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I don't believe that termites attack healthy plants. So there must have been some problem that killed roots, then the termites went to work.
Eclectic gardening style, drawing from 45 years of interest and experience. Mostly plant in raised beds and containers primarily using intensive gardening techniques.
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brandon558
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I started digging around and there were huge tree roots from pine trees that were cut down a few years back. Think that would have been what they were from? I removed the roots today, talking about some work! :shock: hopefully they won't come back or will move some other place. I was planning to plant tomatoes there this year.

brandon558
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thanks for the feed back...hopefully it will solve the problem.

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