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Someone on this site recommended Osage Oranges to repel spiders. Does anyone out there know what Osage Oranges are and where I can buy some? Thanks!
Unfortunately it is a myth that osage oranges repel spiders. I would fill the house with them if it were true.
There is a pic of osage oranges there too.
Another name for Osage Oranges is Hedge Apples. They do really work. Cut them up (but make sure you put a plate under them as they leak) or leave them whole. I bought mine in a grocery store in the Fall.
I had lots of spiders in my basement bathroom so I put one in a paper bag and for over 6 months I never saw another spider.
How can I get a hedge apple or Osage orange tree start or started?
Hardiness Zone: 9a
By Joyce Ely
Put your osage oranges in a barrel or container with holes in the lid, put an inch of water in the bottom 1 inch no more. Let them freeze during winter, when spring comes and they thaw, smash them up add a little water and make a slurry, pour the slurry in a plowed ground, and wala you have a osage tree.