Tue, 2 Aug 94 18:32:22 EDT

Steve wrote:

"One of the best anti-bug juice mixtures I ever saw was used by
my grandfather. He took pipe tobacco, mixed it with water and
created a nicotine slurry. He put the diluted juice into his
sprayer and sprayed his plants with it. The stuff even killed
tomato hornworms (that's odd!)."

Wow, thanks for reminding me. My grandmother did the same thing,
except she used the tabacco from cigarettes. She would soak the
tabacco in water for a few days and then use the solution on her
Nepenthes and other exotics. She claimed that the reason the
solution worked so well was because the cyanide in the tabacco
would leach out in to the water (the same principle behind the
apple seeds).