Hedgeapple.com - Hedgeapple Seed ExperimentThis the results of an experiment using Mr. Knapp's explanation of how the hedge rows were planted in the late 1800's and early 1900's.
- Collected the mature hedgeapples in the fall after they have fallen.
- Placed them in a container that allowed water to collect in the bottom inch but not any higher. This keeps them damp but does not kill the seeds above the water line.
- Left out through the winter allowing it to freeze and let the rain water to come in.
- In early spring I mashed the remaining slurry and planted in a 8 foot shadow trench in my garden.
Same hedge row as above. Picture was taken in Oct., 6 months after planting:
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My daughter is renting a house with a large hedge apple tree in the front yard. The limbs come out over most of the yard and the driveway. The apples drop for 1-2 months each year-what a nasty mess! My husband had his windshield broken twice last year. Here is my question: We are afraid that our little granddaughter would be killed if one of those apples fell on her. Has anyone heard of someone being killed or injured by a hedge apple?
I grew up with Hedge Apples in the backyard... I love them but can't explain why! A few years ago I saw a ceramic hedgeapple at an outdoor antique show and almost bought it... I have regretted not buying it ever since. I have been looking for a similar item since then.... Aarrgggghhh!!! Does anyone out there know where I might find such a unique item? I found one site where you can buy plastic ones, but I'd really like something a little more chic (a medium more befitting of the wondrously bumpy neon green orbs - smile).
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Years used: 3
How many used: 10
Places where used: I placed them in lockers, utility room, around entrances, in bathrooms, under my beds and two next to the entrance of the patio which is where the roashes come in off of the river.
Pest After: spiders
Spiders: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: 100% Reduction
Ants: 100% Reduction
Slugs: 75% Reduction
Crickets: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: July
Any initial activity? Yes
Started Working?: One Day
Duration of Effect: Five Months
How widespread: Widespread, throughout the house
Place them on a container? Always
General Comments: I moved into a rent house near a river. Spiders,along with roaches and other crawling critters were plentiful.I found this,got a small order and have been sold on them ever since.Once I started using it, no more spiders,or roaches or ants and even the slugs decreased considerably. It works even after they turn dark, not long after,but for a while.I am sold!.
Did They Work: Yes
Years used: more
How many used: 8
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: Outside Garage Basement
Pest After: spiders, box elder bugs
Spiders: 75% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Ants: 75% Reduction
Slugs: Not Sure
Crickets: No Reduction
Fleas: No Reduction
Date Obtained: September
Any initial activity? No
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: One Year
How widespread: Widespread and Outsides, as well
Place them on a container? Rarely
General Comments: .
Did They Work: Maybe