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Old 04-15-2019, 02:33 AM
 
Location: Williamsburg, VA
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Up in the middle of the night due to itching eyes from the heavy pollen.

Time to ponder life's questions. Like I can't believe health food stores sell pine pollen. And it ain't cheap, my friends. I hear they want $24. For a container of pine pollen!

Do people really buy this? And if it's such a super nutrient how come I'm not getting any benefit from the huge amounts I seem to be inhaling? I guess you're supposed to eat it, but even so you'd think my body would be absorbing it.

Meanwhile, I have more than enough here that I would gladly give away for free!

 
Old 04-15-2019, 02:40 AM
 
Location: Williamsburg, VA
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I wonder if I should just leave out some containers? In a week I'll have enough to bottle my own and I can make a small fortune. Right?
 
Old 04-15-2019, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I wonder if I should just leave out some containers? In a week I'll have enough to bottle my own and I can make a small fortune. Right?

You would have a great brand name.... Piney Creek Pollen
 
Old 04-15-2019, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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Have you tried local honey? I haven't here but did in Minnesota.NOTHING worked for me there though.
 
Old 04-15-2019, 09:03 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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Up in the middle of the night due to itching eyes from the heavy pollen.

Time to ponder life's questions. Like I can't believe health food stores sell pine pollen. And it ain't cheap, my friends. I hear they want $24. For a container of pine pollen!

Do people really buy this? And if it's such a super nutrient how come I'm not getting any benefit from the huge amounts I seem to be inhaling? I guess you're supposed to eat it, but even so you'd think my body would be absorbing it.

Meanwhile, I have more than enough here that I would gladly give away for free!
No takers here. We have enough of our own from our wildflower superbloom!

My pharmacist scoffed when I asked her if I could take Claritin together with Flonase, "You don't need *both* of those!". When I told my GP, my GP laughed at the pharmacist (apparently has seen plenty of allergy-gone-wild patients) and said to go ahead and add Claritin if I needed it.
 
Old 04-15-2019, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Ah I remember pollen when I lived in Arkansas. Would seep it with a broom, my cars were yellow from the stuff. Now I have dust and dirt everywhere, but at least I don't sneeze.
 
Old 04-15-2019, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Williamsburg, VA
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Have you tried local honey? I haven't here but did in Minnesota.NOTHING worked for me there though.

Local honey counteracts pollen? Not sure if that post is part of the pollen topic or a new topic, but if it's part of the pollen topis I'll go get some pronto! Virginia has outstanding honey and it's not expensive here. Lots of local vendors.
 
Old 04-15-2019, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Williamsburg, VA
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You would have a great brand name.... Piney Creek Pollen

ha ha. Actually, piney creek is the name of a WBurg neighborhood, so it actually would be a great name for a local product.
 
Old 04-15-2019, 11:22 AM
 
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Sorry to hear your allergies are kicking up, Piney Creek. That is definitely no fun.

We have a great big Afgan pine tree on our property and it is shedding many of it's baby pine cones that did not develop into cones. The ground is littered with them. My husband swept them all off our front patio Saturday but there are more already.

I am going to take an allergy pill myself today.
 
Old 04-15-2019, 11:37 AM
 
Location: ☀️ SWFL ⛱ 🌴
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Along with pollen, we have air potato vines that can grow 8 inches in a day and they are popping up all over on one side of our cleared lot. I put in a request for beetles that love to chew on them that I can pick up at the local extension office, if it’s approved. For now it’s digging and getting rid of the tubers.

We planted five wax myrtles, a Red Cedar and two Jamaican Capers in that area, so while I’m watering them every day for three weeks, I’m can do battle with the vines. I think I may have found a new seasonal gig for the next few years. This stuff didn’t appear overnight and won’t be gone overnight.
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