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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: Mon, 20 Aug 2001 12:29:47 -0400

Thanks Carol I never would have guessed to be careful around these other plants especially the petunias, which I have a lot of wave petunias everywhere I really like them.

                                  Rob   Zone 7
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Carol Canfield 
  To: iris-talk@yahoogroups.com 
  Sent: Monday, August 20, 2001 2:52 AM
  Subject: Re: [iris-talk] CULT: Sytemic insecticides and pollinators


  Hi Folks:  Re: tobacco mosaic virus.  Also susceptible
  are peppers, eggplant, potatos and petunias!

  Carol,  Spicewood, TX zone 8b  A little bit of rain
  but still hot.


  --- robert stewart <crusher4@wnclink.com> wrote:
  > 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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