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Re: We're waiting...

I just replied to Jim's mention of this, Wow!  I've never smoked and have
never worked ina nursery before and don't grow food crops, so TMV hasn't
been something I've thought to look into.  I find this very interesting and
appreciate this information.  Thanks.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Verona Dunn" <vldunn@widomaker.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, March 17, 2004 5:21 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] We're waiting...

> Kitty, I'm surprised the owner allows smoking in the work area.  Tobacco
> Mosaic Virus is deadly and can be tranported through cigarettes by just
> handling them.  It affects all members of the Solanaceae family, which
> do in the tomatoes, potatos, eggplants, not to mention all the ornamental
> flowers in that family.  Most nurseries have a no smoking policy in the
> plant and planting areas.  We once  got the virus in our vegetable garden
> from a friend who was chewing tobacco.  Disgusting habit!
> Verona
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