If you want to get rid of ants from your garden, use cinnamon. Sprinkle cinnamon on ants tracks or where you don’t want ants. They hate the smell of cinnamon and will start to avoid those places where you sprinkled it.
spray the plant with epsom salts 1 teaspoon dissolved in a spray bottle of warm water (about 4 cups). that gives the pepper plant a boost of magnesium that is required at flowering time to produce fruit. spray them again 10 days later.