Tobacco dust is rich in nitrogen (N) (2.35%), potassium (K) (1.95%) and phosphorous (P) (937 ug/g) which can provide essential nutrients to the soil and plant. It has abundant quantity of organic content that exceeds the micro and macroorganism movement in soil which further increases the porosity of the soil; increase the infiltration of the oxygen. It increases the pH of the soil, maintain the electrical conductivity (EC) that does not leads to the salinity of the soil. Further it also increases the nitrogen (N) content in various vegetable & house-plants
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!
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.
Leaf Roller – These greenish larvae make a home out of perfectly good leaves. They can destroy plants of all kinds in a matter of weeks! I have created an offering plate for birds every morning of these caterpillars. But to easily rid your garden of them:
Garden Centipede – These litter guys will eat your young plants up in no time, so get rid of them with this simple solution:
Gophers and Moles – Did you know that gophers and moles hate tobacco?
Spiders – Although garden spiders are always welcome in my garden, it’s cousins are not allowed! To rid your yard of spiders: