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Re: CULT: Sytemic insecticides and pollinators

  • Subject: Re: [iris-talk] CULT: Sytemic insecticides and pollinators
  • From: "robert stewart" <crusher4@wnclink.com>
  • Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2001 18:11:21 -0400

Hi John,

Grow tomatos so I will watch wer I put cigarette brew.

                     Rob   zone 7
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: John Jones 
  To: iris-talk@yahoogroups.com 
  Sent: Thursday, August 16, 2001 5:29 PM
  Subject: Re: [iris-talk] CULT: Sytemic insecticides and pollinators


  Certainly keep any tobacco products away from your tomato plants. They
  are susceptable to tobacco mosaic virus.

  John

  cathycampi@aol.com wrote:
  > 
  > In a message dated 8/15/01 4:32:42 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
  > melrossmt@yahoo.com writes:
  > 
  > My mother in law used a cigarette "soup" for her
  > garden and flowers. You take some cigs and break them
  > apart and pour water over the tobacco. Let this sit(it
  > will change color)and then she watered the plants w/
  > it. She said it never hurt the butterflies but kept
  > "chompy" bugs away. She would just do it about twice a
  > summer, I think.
  > Mel
  > 
  > Try growing tobacco plants and other nicotina plants.flowers attract
  > butterflies and hummingbirds. Nicotine tea is a poison so makes a good
  > 
  > pesticide. It also seems to be a detterent for burrowing varmits such
  > as
  > moles, voles, gophers and ground squirrels. I pour about a quart down
  > open
  > holes and on fresh digs, They never use those areas again.
  > 
  > I haven't heard from the other critters but the ground squirrels have
  > climbed
  > the fence to verbally express their displeasure at my work. :>)
  > 
  > Michael
  > 
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