How do you get rid of ants in your garden?

i have a raised bed garden box and when i turn the soil oodles of black ants rush there a nontoxic way to get rid of them ? i have lots of garlic that they do not bother with but i just put in eggplant and cauliflower and i do want them to destroy the plants...i live in reno and it can have a short growing season...your help is appreciated...
  5 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 26, 2017
    Apply food grade diatomaceous earth
  • Dorothy Dorothy on May 26, 2017
    spread cornmeal over garden soil lightly. ants eat and take back to colony and cornmeal expands in their systems
  • Colleen Colleen on May 26, 2017
    borax will cling to ants and they take it back to the nest where it will dehydrate the entire colony. it is a slow acting poison but it will work and is nontoxic.
  • Mur6009693 Mur6009693 on May 27, 2017
    oatmeal. regular unflavored. natural and will feed your garden and make the ants pop and be gone.
  • packaged cornbread mix that says it is sweetened and put it where they are. They will take it to the mound, everyone will eat it and die, they can't digest the cornmeal, but will take it because it is sweetened. Little goes a long way.