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Turning a Mistake Into Something Useful: Making Natural Pesticide

Last summer we went to a local market and picked up a range of plug plants for our vegetable garden: lettuce, Swiss chard, broccoli, cauliflower, leeks, onions and kale. Or rather, what we THOUGHT was kale.

This kale plant turned out to be tobacco. Instead of pulling it out of the ground we let it grow because its flowers are very attractive and good for the bees. But we also found out that the tobacco leaves can be used to make a natural pesticide.

Join us for a video that takes place over almost 3 months – from early March to mid-May – to see how we harvest and dry the leaves, make “tobacco tea” and finally save the seed for future growing experiments.

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