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    I was just thinking about how when I was growing up my uncle had tons of plants overflowing his apartment (like mine is now) and he always used to ash his cigarrettes into different plant pots. He didn't put 'em out in there just "tap" the ciggarette on the pots brim and the ash would fall on the soil. He claimed it was a good source of potash for plants.
    What do you all think of this?

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    I don't know about cigarrette ash, or the use of ash at all with CP. But we have always emptied the fireplace into our gardens.

    Ash from the fireplace also works well for melting snow and ice. A bit unsightly but the dark color absorbs more heat from the sun.
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    my grandmother used to put cigarette butts in her plants' pots as an insect repellent. nicotine is a natural insecticide (as i've learned in my biology classes).
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Presto @ June 04 2006,3:06)]nicotine is a natural insecticide (as i've learned in my biology classes).
    Just being around the stuff give me a headache and a sore throat. It's a natural repellant for me a well!

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    Cigarettes are said to be a great source of tobacco mosaic virus to infect tomato plants. It might be a race between plant and owner to see who drops first.
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    Would It survive the Heating of the leaves in the Cig, though?

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    Nicotine is so incredibly toxic I wonder if there's anything it wouldn't kill or repel (besides smokers).

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    Benzene, formaldehyde, acetone, nicotine, ammonia and hydogen cyanide are all present in the smoke and probably the ash. It may take you 20 or 30 years to suffer, but it may take a lot less for a root sensitive carnivorous plant!
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