Tobacco as a bug repellant?
Somebody told me this today - if you want to get rid of bugs like white flies in plants you're bringing in from the outdoors, use tobacco.
You just put it in water, and pour it into the plants.
I am a stickler for using fresh potting soil when things come indoors - only recently, have I had the nerve to try the trick of sinking a plant in hot water, then spraying the foliage with a light detergent. I've done it with a couple of plants this week and there was no damage.
But this thing with the tobacco? I'd like to believe this works, 'cause potting can be a long tedious job - I've got so much stuff I'm bringing in right now - 99% of it is done, but for the few things I have left to get ready for their winter life indoors, I'd like to take this shortcut.
What do you think of this - anybody tried it?