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Re: OT: Drought/vacation watering

From: "Mark Cook" <billc@atlantic.net>

>   Soap doesn't hurt plants in fact I've used a soap, tobacco, vinegar, and
> beer mixture on my plants to keep the pests off of them. Works OK on grass
> too. I got that off of a PBS channel. So much for my 2 cents worth.

     One small caution on this for Orchid growers.   Orchids are susceptible
to Tobacco Mosaic Virus, thus the use of the tobacco mixture is not
recommended near Orchids of any type.  Otherwise, its use is fine.

Mark A. Cook
Dunnellon, Florida.

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