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Tobacco Tea and Earthworms


mikebrief added on June 4, 2012 | Answered

I understand the tobacco tea will get rid of ants in my garden, my question is this. Will it also get rid of the earthworms I am try to coax into the garden for the castings they leave behind??

so what can i use ot save the earthworms and get rid of the ants???


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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on June 10, 2012

Tobacco teat will kill anything that comes in contact with it. It works because of the nicotine in the tobacco and nicotine is a common pesticide. So, yes, if you use it in the garden, it can kill the earthworms it comes in contact with.

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mikebrief
Answered on June 12, 2012

so if tobacco tea will kill the earthowrms And the ants/////// what can I use to just get rid of the ants????

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