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Postby Clem » Thu Apr 26, 2007 8:21 am

A fella traded me a cub today for 5 majic beans. He said that if I plant them they would grow about 6 feet tall and would flower and keep mosquitos away. He called them mosquito plants. Has anyone ever heard of this before? They are from Georgia.
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Postby Bigdog » Thu Apr 26, 2007 8:34 am

I got a cub for my wife once. But the guy brought her back........... :wink:
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Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Thu Apr 26, 2007 8:45 am

I have seen the mosquito plants advertised in some of the organic gardening magazines I used to get, but I don't know how well they work.
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Postby beaconlight » Thu Apr 26, 2007 10:30 am

Better kill that entry before Momma Dog sees it. She will have to have a great sense of humor for you to survive the beating.
In my case it would be ok. Bev has a great sense of humor, otherwise she would not have married me.
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Postby Phillip W. Lenke » Thu Apr 26, 2007 12:22 pm

Yikes! BD :lol:
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Postby spiveyman » Thu Apr 26, 2007 3:03 pm

I've heard of plants like that that will repel them. I dont know if they work well - cant be any worse than some of the crap out there. :D
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Postby Don McCombs » Thu Apr 26, 2007 3:50 pm

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Postby beaconlight » Thu Apr 26, 2007 4:09 pm

Well I'll be. Learn more and more each day.
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Postby Hengy » Thu Apr 26, 2007 4:25 pm

Uh oh!!!!!! :!: :!: :shock:

Just wait until the "organic folks" get to this one... It is a GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISM (GMO)... The organic, all natural, crowd is gonna be really upset with this one...

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Postby Kodiak » Thu Apr 26, 2007 7:33 pm

First time I've ever heard of them. Pretty interesting, might be worth giving them a try.
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Postby Ron Luebke » Thu Apr 26, 2007 8:03 pm

home depot sold them here last year.
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Postby RustyVT » Fri Apr 27, 2007 7:52 am

Had one at a house I rented a few years back. Didn't look too bad, but it didn't work too good, either. It was planted next to a walkway and used to grow into the way frequently such that I would have to trim it back. I recall being overwhelmed with mosquitos while trimming it, so I'm not sure this is the promise science claims it to be.

Than again, that place had so many darned mosquitos, it would have taken a whole yard of the stuff to make a difference.
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Postby George Willer » Fri Apr 27, 2007 9:42 am

WisconsinCubMan wrote:Uh oh!!!!!! :!: :!: :shock:

Just wait until the "organic folks" get to this one... It is a GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISM (GMO)... The organic, all natural, crowd is gonna be really upset with this one...

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Mike,

Although their genes aren't spliced, our modern corn and many other crops are far different from their origins through selective breeding. The all natural crowd just needs to get used to it. :lol:
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Postby Hengy » Fri Apr 27, 2007 9:48 am

George Willer wrote: The all natural crowd just needs to get used to it. :lol:


Just the response from just the person I expected it from...

I agree with you wholeheartedly, Mr. Willer...

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Postby Clem » Fri Apr 27, 2007 10:30 am

Kodiak- I figured you would have heard about these plants :!:
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