I have ordered in a new kind of tobacco to me, it’s often called the Aztec Tobacco and it has a crazy high rate of nicotine. The average tobacco has 1 to 3 percent, this plant on average has 9 percent.
Now don’t worry I have not suddenly taken up smoking.
This plant is coming to the farm for me to use as a naturally grown and produced on farm pesticide. I already make a drench from Rhubarb Leaves for some uses and I have used tabacco for other uses on the farm.
Its a very old remedy with a lot of fork lore around it and on the other hand I have seen it in action, I still remember seeing chaw being used to help heal a eye issue on a horse in my teens. It worked quite well, I remember wanting to know why? The answer was.. because it does..
So many of the questions asked as because So and so tried it and it worked so he told me and I used it and it worked.. (of course those type of things did not work all the time and thankfully today we can call the vet and get help)
Still there are two very proven ways that tobacco does help in.. one is as a spray that can be used in the gardens and when used carefully and with thought, it can help clean out worms in certain critters.
Like all things when plants are grown in the real world, amounts flex from plant to plant and trying to figure out doses is always tricky and we learn as we go.
Still I am excited about adding this new plant to my farm, the native bees will love the flowers, guests will think its a pretty plant and very few will even know what it is to look at and me?
I have something new to learn and work with that will ideally give me a useful product in the end.. Win-Win
Do you grow Tabacco in your garden? if so why.. if not.. why not?