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Hay Fever driving me crazy - when do they harvest the rape seed?

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SecondhandRose Sun 04-Jun-06 19:58:59

Huge field of rape opposite our house making all our lives a misery at the moment, anyone know when they harvest it?

Misty10 Sun 04-Jun-06 20:18:00

Sorry dont know, but do know that my hay fever is playing me up and its a real bummer not being able to take anything (this is my first babe).


neena28 Sun 04-Jun-06 20:33:56

Dp just told me it's about the end of July! BUT the flowers should be gone in a couple/three weeks though and he says that should make things better for us all. I'm suffering too!

BTW he is a farmers son/brother etc not just a know it all!

HarpsichordCarrier Sun 04-Jun-06 20:42:54

the bad news is.... they harvest it early and one of the reasons it is so popular is that it is possible to have TWO crops in the one year
you have my sympathy

lunavix Sun 04-Jun-06 20:45:28

is that that stinky yellow crap that makes my nose itch?

kalex Sun 04-Jun-06 20:45:42

Misty, get down to your local chemist coz there is a homopatheic (sp) one - Pollena - I think. It wasn't 100% but it did take the worst symptons away - itchy ears and running eyes. HTH

SecondhandRose Mon 05-Jun-06 19:30:13

Oh so there's good news and bad news then! Well lets hope that stinking stuff goes soon. I've been out and bought more Piriton syrup today that I have to swig to stop the constant itch in my palate and a nasal spray. I'm like a walking tired zombie and I won't stay indoors as I love the sun so much. AAARGH!

ScummyMummy Mon 05-Jun-06 19:37:41

many many many sympathies. We went on holiday next to a field of this once and I've never ever had worse hayfever in my life. The anti histamine I was taking very effectively against London grass and tree pollen didn't make the slightest impact against it. Horrendous. Hope it is gone soon.

Enid Mon 05-Jun-06 19:44:57

yes its shite isnt it

end july is the harvest

SecondhandRose Mon 05-Jun-06 19:50:04

It's our 3rd summer in this house and they've never had rape in the field b4, I guess they must be using Turnip Townsends crop rotation system!

scienceteacher Mon 05-Jun-06 19:56:00

I got hayfever for the first time last year, and now suffering my second year - and paying big time for thinking that hayfever sufferers were total wimps.

I live in an urban area, so no rape around.

I find that Clarityn works really well - symptoms (itchy, gravelly eyes) are gone within the hour.

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