Way off topic - Hedge apple uses ?

Susan B honeybunny442@yahoo.com
Mon, 20 Oct 2008 07:06:05 PDT
I wonder if they would work to keep insects (naughty ones) out of the greenhouse?

--- On Sun, 10/19/08, James Waddick <jwaddick@kc.rr.com> wrote:
From: James Waddick <jwaddick@kc.rr.com>
Subject: [pbs] Way off topic - Hedge apple uses ?
To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>
Date: Sunday, October 19, 2008, 10:20 PM

"Don't know if they actually repel  roaches,  but the 
insecticidal/repellent properties are widely mentioned. "

	Here in the mid-west they are traditionally scattered  around 
in root cellars and basements in the fall to keep insect pest down. 
I've heard of novices simply tossing them down the steps and into 
stored glass canned foods (oops ! ) and the like.

	Seems like that has been going on for ever here. I don't 
recall seeing insects eat the fruit, so it may repel them.

		Best	Jim W.

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8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
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