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*Dearly Depotted* 10-23-2020 09:52 PM

Help! My plants are stinking up my house!
 
I know that this a very odd question to ask. Now remember since I live in Northeastern Ohio I have to keep my plants inside my home over winter. Which normally I am okay with but unfortunately it is causing a problem I didnít even think of!

Now the plants are fine and not dying or dead by the way. However, I think b/c of using peat moss as my soil it is causing a very bad odor in my home. It is so horrible to have my furnace or central air on and boy that stink really gets bad! :ha: My home is clean and usually stink free! Now I do have a garage but no heating in there so I am guessing I canít move them all in there for winter. So what in the world can I do to get rid of smell? Short of throwing away the plants!

Thanks in advance....

vt999 10-24-2020 03:37 PM

Re: Help! My plants are stinking up my house!
 
What a problem to have! Try not watering too much and changing the soil. If the problem persists, overwinter it by cutting off all leaves and putting in a garage of basement around 50 F. replant in the ground next spring.

*Dearly Depotted* 10-24-2020 07:17 PM

Re: Help! My plants are stinking up my house!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by vt999 (Post 336162)
What a problem to have! Try not watering too much and changing the soil. If the problem persists, overwinter it by cutting off all leaves and putting in a garage of basement around 50 F. replant in the ground next spring.

I know! I never thought that plants or soil could stink like hot cow poo! :ha::ha: Thanks for the advice! Iím going to go to my garage and put a thermometer in there to see what the temperature is. I didnít realize that it could go down to 50 degrees and the plants would still be fine! I might also have to go buy different soil asap! I really appreciate your help! :08:

cincinnana 10-25-2020 05:06 PM

Re: Help! My plants are stinking up my house!
 
Embrace your new tropical banana paradise.
Membership has its privileges...:ha:

Prepare for a huge flying insect bloom such as fungus gnats, maggots and other stuff that crawls in your ear at night to lay eggs....

My home smells like a conservatory....

*Dearly Depotted* 10-27-2020 04:02 PM

Re: Help! My plants are stinking up my house!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by cincinnana (Post 336190)
Embrace your new tropical banana paradise.
Membership has its privileges...:ha:

Prepare for a huge flying insect bloom such as fungus gnats, maggots and other stuff that crawls in your ear at night to lay eggs....

My home smells like a conservatory....

Thanks! Yeah Iím so hoping no bugs this time! I hate bugs! Eww! :ha::ha:

You mean to tell me that Iím not the only whose house might smell funky b/c of storing plants for winter? Glad to know that!


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