What are the pros? Shallow rooted, easy to grow
What are the cons? Seeds spread everywhere
I didn't order seed from Rare Seeds, but I have this growing in my yard. It is shallow rooted and easy to pull or decimate extra, tiny seedlings. Cut before it drops seed in late summer, to control the spread. I grow this around my chicken coop and it repels insects- especially mosquitoes! I pull leaves and rub them on exposed skin and it works better than any mosquito repellent except high DEET types. I get eaten alive and get big welts! It really works!! I've shared with friends who use as a mosquito repellent, too. I break off fresh tips and strip leaves to throw in the nesting boxes. My chickens won't eat it, so it grows well around there coop and they don't bother it while out free-ranging. Mine has a much more pleasant scent than "OFF"- sort of a spicy anise/basil scent. This year I am potting some up and putting it near our outdoor fire pit area! And plan to try making some water and oil-infused batches to use as mosquito repellent when I'm not in the garden.
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