Citronella Plant

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by chicks rule, Aug 4, 2007.

  1. chicks rule

    chicks rule Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. rufus

    rufus Overrun With Chickens

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    When I was a kid, it was always so hot here in Phoenix that we used to sleep outside. My dad used to cut this herb from the canal bank and spread it around to keep the mosquitos off of us. He also would burn horse manure to keep the bugs away. Didn't work! We got eaten us anyway.

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  3. MarkR

    MarkR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's just a variety of scented geranium. Some varieties can be irritating to the skin but I'm not sure if this one is or not. I do know, though, that if your wanting to keep gnats and mosquitoes away, that lemon thyme is a lot more effective. And it's good for cooking. Not that I don't like the geraniums. We have both in our gardens.

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    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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