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Tabacco Tea as Pesticide?
Posted 16 April 2008 - 06:21 PM
And if you have any experience with using it, what was your reciepe?
I once heard that it had to be boiled to kill some virus. Just asking for clearer info. Thanks guys.
Posted 16 April 2008 - 08:59 PM
chewing tobacco tea (red man works best)
1 tsp dish doap
2 TBS minced garlic or garlic juice
get chewing tobacco -- brew tea with it. really. imagine you are making tea but substitute the chewing tobacco. let it steep for several minutes. red man works best because the tobacco leaves are larger but any chewing tobacco will work.
after you've steeped the tea, remove the tobacco leaves, to the tobacco tea liquid add the soap and garlic juice. mix well.
use a spray bottle and spritz the infected plants. you should see results in less than two days. works well on most insects from aphids to apple worms."
From another forum, thanks keevan.
Edit: found another reseipe that appealed to me :
1 cup vegtable oil
1 tablespoon dish soap
then mix 1.5 teaspoons of concentrat with 1 cup of water
I was just thinking, would it be a good Idea to mix the 1.5 teaspoons concentrat with 1 cup tobacco tea, or would that cause the tobacco tea to stick for too long?
Posted 17 April 2008 - 03:08 PM
Posted 19 April 2008 - 04:07 AM
I was referring to what spuds n buds said about the cigerette butts.
not the butts, the tabacco leaf.
Tabacco tea has been uused as a pesticide for a lond time, it what got made tabacco for not smoking. Degrading???? maybe with the butts i see, but still if its not near harvest time, whats the deal, it is organic.
Posted 19 April 2008 - 06:38 AM
it seemed to work alright,it had repeled the mites enough for about a week untill i was able to get neem oil and really kill them
if i diddnt use it, im sure my kush would of been ko'd by those little bastards
just make sure, once your done spraying, after it sits a couple mins, then mist it all off with cold water, then give the plant a shake or whatever, to get excess shit off
what ive read anyway..
Posted 19 April 2008 - 06:45 AM
if you have pests, best to deal with them in veg stage before flowering as once you have buds forming and you spray the plant, you run the risk of bud rot etc
Posted 19 April 2008 - 12:01 PM
You are seriously going to spray your plants with a cigerette butt tea?? Thats so wrong and degrading on so many levels. Go to the store and get some organic pesticide, or better yet make your own. Garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, and many more house hold items work great for pest (and fungus) control.
Tobacco water or tobacco dust juice is a traditional organic insecticide used in domestic gardening.
A list of several organic pesticides from New Mexico State University - Cooperative Extension Service:
Posted 20 July 2013 - 05:17 PM
Was thinking of adding the dish soap too. Idk that might be over stressing for the plant. I have not used it yet but I would advise a very light mix.
Would love to hear from someone who lives by it. I wanna use the right amount which is small IMO. Let know if am wrong please!
Posted 22 July 2013 - 10:39 AM
If you are one that advocates its use, the other side sees you this way: "people need to stop telling people to use this because it affects many growers should you not make the tea properly and infect who knows how many operations! Most people just hear about it or read the first few lines and sees that the last step is boil....says f#*k it I need to use it now."
If you are one that advocates to NEVER even attempt to make tobacco tea, the other side sees you as: I think the majority probably use the tea long before reading about TMV or ever hearing your cry to halt.
Thankfully there are many you that get the word out. I can understand both sides. If you can get someone to read about the virus and how it can infect grows like a contagion, and jumps from grow to grow, all because a dude made some bauched tea. It doesn't discriminate and spreads easily.
I don't hold a side on this one. Lets just say I'm smart enough to not use any un-sterile near my grow. Being a nerd and going to collage in the south I had heard of TMV. If you did read this boring morning post of mine, if you are not 100% sure you know how to make/use it safely, don't use it at all. Go to the store.
So yea....damn garbage truck just showed up. Guess ill load a bowl and get my bin. Cheers
Posted 22 July 2013 - 11:13 AM
If you spray it on the buds, won't it affect flavor?
I would think so. If you are using a light mix that is truly mostly water, doesn't take much "T" to make effective tobacco tea. So I'm doubting it would be highly noticeable if at all. Especially since you are using it only one a week, water or other teas wash it down between treatments.
For anyone reading this....Just read up on Tobacco M. Virus or TMV. Garden safely please. Oh, and make it stop raining here. Fungus gnats are a MF'r. LoL. Cheers
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