Hey there, I thought this was a relevant topic now that we’re in the middle of summer outdoor season. I cut and paste this from an old gelato discussion thread many months ago. The thread got off topic and started to talk about skunk. My final thoughts on skunk were about odor abatement outside. I thought this was an important topic to have its own thread. Sorry about the repost.
And honestly I can’t wait to hear what everyone else’s ideas are on this topic. Always so much more to learn…
I love to grow skunk. It treats you well outside too. The only problem is you can smell it 3 blocks away even before flower. Not discreet. I have tried cat piss before too, but skunk is the smelliest I have ever came across. I don’t use it much anymore due to my wife’s often complaints to the complaint department. She handles fruity and citrus smells wafting much better.
Sorry (mike) to go on a tangent, but outdoor odor tricks if you are growing skunk. Lavender and rosemary. Rosemary is evergreen and clones easier than any plant. Just stick cut ends in dirt and forget about it. Just rough it up a lot and it will smell like a rosemary farm all week long. They can get big too like a hedge.
Lavender grows easy and it’s foliage and flowers smell lovely and help cover the canna skunk odors. Lavender also clones like a dream. I mention this because it’s always $$$ at he garden shops. I don’t know why since it clones so easy. Also it stays evergreen most places that don’t pile up the snow. Rough up the lavender foliage too, often. Smells lovely.
If you can clone cannabis then you can absolutely clone Rosemary and Lavender. Sage, it smells great too, but it’s not as consistent. The leaves are not as loaded with terpenes evenly throughout the year. It smells strongest in the spring while in flower.
I plant both heavily in all the front public places around my lot. And out back too. Lavender is also a FAVORITE for bees. Cat nip too if you are thinking bees. Cat nip is by far the most popular bee plant in my yard and I never see it on bee lovers plant lists. The bees choose catnip over flowering cherry trees even. It is a Bee magnet