Re: [gardeners] mothballs in the garden

Kari Whittenberger-Keith (
Fri, 16 Feb 2001 08:25:00 -0800

>Kari, several years ago at someone's suggestion, I strewed endless
>quantities of orange peel along the corridor between my plantings and
>the stone wall.  [I'm a real orange lover, thank goodness!) At the end
>of the summer, those peelings lay undisturbed but definitely not very
>attractive, so I raked them up.
>That devilish rogue cat which had been plaguing me is still around ......
>maybe I should repeat the procedure...?

Probably wouldn't hurt, especially since you seem to have a cat that really
doesn't like the citrus (a few cats don't mind it; I have one who actually
likes tangerines!).

It may not look nice but if it works....

Good luck!


Kari Whittenberger-Keith
Managing Editor, Old House Chronicle