If your vegetable garden has become the favorite place for ants here are a few natural ways to get them out of the garden. From spices to repel them to diatomaceous earth that will kill them there are 6 different natural ant control methods in this article from Gardening Channel. I use the diatomaceous earth because I always have some on hand and it works really well. The onlt ants I don’t kill are the big black ones that crawl all over my peonies because I know they are needed to eat the sticky sap? off the buds or the flowers won’t bloom but in my vegetables I do not need ants.