Garden centipedes, spiders, peach tree borers and aphids
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Known Beneficial Uses For Tobacco & Nicotine
Gardening Tobacco is a great insect repellent for the kitchen garden. By simply soaking as little as a cigarette amount of tobacco in a quart of water and allowing it to soak overnight, the nicotine released in the water will create an all purpose insect repellent. Aphid Control – Aphids are a real nuisance if allowed to thrive on garden plants. Here’s a handy tip to rid your garden of them for good!
Prepare a mixture of 1 cup. powdered garlic
1 c. compost
1 c. tobacco (organic preferably)
Blend this mixture into the soil around the base of your aphid infested plants.
Peach Tree Borers – Sprinkling tobacco dust around peach trees will deter the dreaded peach tree borer from infesting your tree.
Garden Centipede – These litter guys will eat your young plants up in no time, so get rid of them with this simple solution:
Drench the soil with a mixture of water, garlic and tobacco. Caution: This is a very foul smelling, but potent combination.
Spiders – Although garden spiders are always welcome in my garden, it’s cousins are not allowed! To rid your yard of spiders:
Boil 1 gallon of water and drop a package of chewing tobacco into the water and allow to cool. Once cooled, strain the solution and use it as a spray around the yard and in the cracks of your home.
Disclaimer: Virginia Enterprises in no way endorses medicinal use of tobacco as referenced online on the full document if researched, in any online/offline documents or herbal remedy websites or books, we promote insecticide and pesticide.
This article was originally published at Ready Nutrition™ on August 27th, 2010