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Re: Smoking / Burmuda Grass

  • Subject: Re: [cg] Smoking / Burmuda Grass
  • From: David Smead <smead@amplepower.com>
  • Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2002 23:42:09 +0000 (UTC)


Tobacco use in a garden can spread tobacco virus to members of the Solanum
family, tomatoes, egplants, peppers, potatoes, etc.


David Smead

On Mon, 22 Jul 2002 Kcmobirdie@aol.com wrote:

> Dear gardeners,
> The Manheim Park community garden is working with 2 issues, and is interested
> in your experiences:
> 1) Our garden has a severe burmuda grass invasion due to a previous history
> of 8 - 10 years of the site being abandoned.  We have tried to cover from
> fall to spring, and have found it made no real difference in summer growth.
> The raised beds are invaded to the point of being unfarmable in some cases.
> We are trying to remain organic.
> 2) This year the issue of smoking has arisen.  A very strong willed gardener
> wants the garden to be smoke-free, not only because of not wanting to be
> exposed to second-hand smoke, but also because she believes it is contrary to
> have a space that promotes health with one that allows smoking.  I am
> bringing it to the group for a group decision, and am interested in how other
> gardens handled this issue.  I am concerned about losing fledging gardeners
> if we go completely non-smoking, and believe we can easily work out a regime
> for noone to be exposed to second hand smoke.

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