Return to the Arizona Gardening Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Tobacco tea

Posted by ernie85017 (My Page) on
Mon, May 7, 12 at 14:10

Has anyone used tobacco tea as an insecticide?
Does it work, or does it harm the plants?


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Tobacco tea

I haven't, and I'd be pretty cautious about using it .... including getting it on yourself. Just my 2 cents!


 o
RE: Tobacco tea

it can be effective. what are you trying to lick, on what?


 o
RE: Tobacco tea

Nothing -yet- just trying to be prepared. I remember reading about this long ago, but my searches so far aren't turning up anything. I must be using the wrong term. I thought it was tobacco juice, but all those searches talk about the vile spittings of future oral cancer patients. I had cab driver doing that once. He wanted to chat, I wanted to puke.

I suppose a light spraying might help with whiteflies when they try to take over. Any help would be appreciated.

Why would tobacco tea be bad on skin? Will have to search nicotine now. I am talking about chewing tobacco, not cigarettes. Unless they are putting poisonous additives in chewing tobacco now as well.

I had organophosphate poisoning once due to my own carelessness. It didn't take much on my hands to cause a problem. I get buggy thinking about using them.


 o
RE: Tobacco tea

Nicotine is toxic to humans, and it can be absorbed through the skin.


 o
RE: Tobacco tea

ernie, I had a recipe at one time for a tobacco tea for bug control. I'll see if I can dig it up. Maybe Google tobacco tea instead of tobacco juice.


 o
RE: Tobacco tea

The search led me to a marijuana grower's forum, and .....

gardenweb!

Will try to add a link

Here is a link that might be useful: gardenweb


 o
RE: Tobacco tea

while you may indeed be cautious about pointing your browser at that url, don't discard the information?

no one loves their plants more than cannabis growers. i'd expect it's now the most academically researched plant in existence. there's a proportionate volume of bunk to wade through, but a champion cannabis gardener has years of fast turnaround to form their erudition and may well have a more informed eye for eg. nutrient deficiencies than a champion rose gardener.

nowadays almost any horticulturally related search will result in mj sites or papers in the top ten. if you search frequently you'll probably get a feel for which sites tend to attract the more scholarly members (although some of them block their pages from google).

since i don't have access to cigarettes, my pesticides are either dishsoap/garlic/pepper/isopropyl infusions, or occasionally dried lavender heads or lavender oil (use with caution, it's quite effective). i'm finding true cinnamon effective for deterring pests as well.

tobacco teas are a traditional remedy, listed in every houseplant care tome i have. if you have the inclination and ability, i'd suggest buying some seed off ebay instead of funding the corps :)


 o
RE: Tobacco tea

I took a look around. There are a lot of mj sites. They refer to the plant foods as "nutes". Bug control concerns for "harvest" time. Makes sense.

I have found a lot of other options but may add a little tobacco juice (not from cigarettes, too many chemicals) from pipe tobacco to the rest of the arsenal.

I did develop a great spray for working in the yard. The $%&#@ flies and other little things that bite drive me crazy. And I smell good!

Grow my own tobacco. I think I'll try that. Might be interesting.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Arizona Gardening Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here