Odor can be a problem outdoors, especially if there is a sophisticated person whose nose is attuned to the unusual fragrance. The period of vulnerability lasts for about a month ? the critical period when the plants are maturing.
I have several ideas that you could try. Falling, splashing water produces negative ions. Negative ions eliminate odors by neutralizing them. A fountain or “waterfall” installed as a garden ornament will help keep the odor down. During the critical weeks, a powerful ozone generator will also do a good job of eliminating odors.
Another possibility is to attach the emitter from a negative ion generator directly to the plant. The negative ions will travel through the plant and give you a little shock if you touch the leaves. The ions will neutralize the odor. This cannot be done with fancy generators that clean the air within a chamber, but the simpler kind, that emit the ions directly into the air.
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