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Q.Can An Antidessicant Be Used On A Food Plant, Ie Rosemary?

Zone 06460 | Anonymous added on December 29, 2023 | Answered

Its just a general question. No image needed. I live on the coast of ct in zone 7.

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Answered on January 1, 2024

Thu, Dec 29, 2022, 5:31 PM
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I looked at information on an anti dessicant product that is touted as non-chemical and non-toxic, but the safety sheet below says it can cause eye, skin and inhalation irritation. If a large amount is ingested, it can cause diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. I'm sure no one would be ingesting a lot, but the product label doesn't mention edibles, only ornamentals. It does wear off in 3 to 4 months if you can time its use. It is made of pine resin and other components that enable it to leave a protective film on the plant.


Here is information on how to keep rosemary outside over winter.

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