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  • Osage Oranges

    1 posts, 1 voices, 670 views, started Oct 24, 2010

    Posted on Sunday, October 24, 2010

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      Okay, this isn’t an herb, but it is a very useful plant. The fruit isn’t really an orange, either. It is bumpy and ugly and green and inedible, but this homely little fruit does a great job of repelling all sorts of creepy-crawlies!  

      In the fall, we often have a problem with crickets and spiders trying to get into our house. I bought some Osage oranges, cut them into pieces, put them in bowls and placed them throughout the house. They have a pleasant, apple-like scent, and the fragrance isn’t strong. So far, so good. I haven’t seen any crickets in our basement or spiders upstairs since I placed the “oranges” around. The fruit is supposed to last three or four months.

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