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Old 10-23-2020, 09:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Exclamation 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! 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!

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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.
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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! 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!
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Embrace your new tropical banana paradise.
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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....

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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!

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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