Re: tobacco juice

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Posted by Newt on April 13, 2002 at 23:03:14:

In Reply to: tobacco juice posted by Darlene on February 09, 2002 at 19:01:41:

: I am interested in using tobacco juice as a bug repellant. Since tobacco mosaic virus can affect flowers as well as vegetables, is there any danger that I can introduce this virus by using the tobacco juice on my perennials?

No, you won't cause the virus by using tobacco juice. It's a virus and needs a host plant.

You might find this interesting. It's part of a post from another forum called The Garden Web.


"I read a book by Jerry Baker years ago. He used only natural products for plants. Suggested a mix of dirty dishwater (or any mild soap added to water), tobacco juice (soak the contents of a cigarette or two, then squeeze out) and Listerine (not just any mouth wash will do, and definitely NOT mint flavored, which will attract). A few tablspoons of juice and Listerine to a gallon of dishwater sprayed on leaves and soaked into soil will get rid of many pests and diseases, and not harmful to plants."

You might like The Garden Web. They have forums on just about any topic you can think of. Do read the facts and rules.

Hoped this helped.
Newt

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