What gardening smell tops this. I just did this today. And showered and it
still isn't coming off. Get a 5 year old bottle of liquid fish fertilizer
5-1-1 That has a cracked cap and got moldy and real pasty. Put some
water in it to get it flowing and dump a bunch in a watering can. Then
take the water hose and shoot it in the can so it shoots out the top all
over your face and chest.
Feel free to add to the list.
1) Liquid moldy Fish fertilizer sprayed all over your face.
2) When your neighbour spreads fresh chicken litter over acres including
feathers, feet, heads etc and before any rain the wind changes to come from
his direction. Breathtaking, gag inducing, asthma provoking.
3) When you discover a tub that you filled with weeds and lost that has now
filled with water and gone anaerobic. You find it under some rampant
creeper by accidentally kicking the tub and spraying black water everywhere.
Pure evil, heaving stomach cramps.
4. the contents of your fly trap. Originally baited with some stinking
powder mixed with water. Made more putrid over several weeks by rotting
flies and sun.
Invariably taking the lid off the ridiculously thin plastic container
resulted in the bastard splitting and spraying fly rot up your arms and
down t-shirt. One shower later & the a smell like fresh cow poop still
Well, there was that groundhog that was destroying the garden. I was so
desperate the rifle came out. I thought I had missed until a couple of weeks
later. He made it to the entrance of his den, under the porch.
6. Bought a house with ample garden space. Started clearing a few
plots and found an old Coleman cooler in the tall weeds. Why I opened
that, I'll never know, but I'll never do it again. It had someones
now extremely rancid picnic lunch inside, my lunch landed next to it.
The cooler was still there when I sold the place a couple years later.
My encounter was a 5-gal bucket. Fortunately, saturation was from
about my chest downward, a garden hose filled with warm water was
nearby, and I was at home.
Such "tea pots" are commonplace around here but they are not
normally _that_ well-aged! LOL I steep green trimmings, for example, in
the hot FL sun, sometimes adding store-bought microbes, and use the
liquid for diluting fish emulsion or whatever, compost starter, etc.
Losing track of that particular bucket could be taken, I suppose, as
evidence of the notorious "the Balvenie" effect ;-)
Not strictly garden-related but.... We break out the riding lawn
mower only once or twice each year. It is stored in a shed that,
otherwise, gets very little attention. One hot spring morning within the
past two-or-three years, my nose led me thereto and to a o'possum who'd
got himself wedged partway in the discharge chute and partway under the
mower bed. My first removal attempt reduced the beast to 'possum parts.
Indulge your imagination for a few seconds and you'll have a hint.... I
still smell it on humid summer mornings.
USDA zone 9b, peninsular FL, U.S.A.
Dead skunk beats them all.
Had one manage to die in the daylilies next to my neighbor's house
(which is right near my kitchen door).
But the nastiest smell I've run into while gardening when I've managed
to stick a finger into a rotten peanut that some squirrel had buried in
my garden the year before. Oh, it's just HORRIBLE.
Pat in Plymouth MI
"Vegetables are like bombs packed tight with all kinds of important
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