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Smells Good

Posted by cookie8 zone 5 ON (My Page) on
Tue, Jan 10, 06 at 14:23

I saved seeds for the first time last season and opened my bag of seeds today. Wow, what a fragrance. I always store my seeds that I used to buy from the store in the same bag, ziploc sealed and never got the scent I did as when I opened my own bag of saved seeds! Here's hoping they take, I'm tempted to use them as potpourri instead.

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Just getting this message to move down already.

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I'm curious about what it was that had such a nice fragrance...even as saved seeds...sounds like something I might 'need.'


RE: Smells Good

If you like sweet smelling seeds, don't take a whiff of penstemon 'Husker Red'. Yuk!

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  • Posted by trudi_d 7, Long Island (My Page) on
    Mon, Feb 20, 06 at 13:08

Oh gosh yes! I just made a post about this. Some penstemons make awful scented seeds--like a three month old catbox on a rainy day. Yuchh.

Often, seeds of herb plants with sweetly scented foliage, like monarda, fennel and anise will also have the same scent.

RE: Smells Good

Penstemmon Husker Red smells like feet to me. yeeewwwoo.

I love the scent of Anise hyssop - very nice.

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