All Things Gardening forum: Jerry Baker's Rise-'n-Shine Clean-Up Tonic - have you used it?

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Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
Feb 28, 2017 8:17 PM CST
Mother nature is throwing a fit outside right now so I shut off my computer and decided to dig into my garden planning a day early by reading some pages in Jerry Baker's Great Green Book of Garden Secrets and I was wondering if anyone has tried his tobacco/mouthwash/murphy's oil/Tobasco recipe.

Does it really work?

I've heard nothing but raving reviews of Jerry Baker, but I also have a strong adversity to purchasing and storing tobacco products at my house and I don't currently own any Murphy's Oil. So, before I break through something akin to my moral code and before I shell out money for the Murphy's Oil, I'd love to hear someone with less bias than Mr. Baker himself tell me they have had success with this. Rolling my eyes.
Minnesota (Zone 3b)
RpR
Mar 4, 2017 11:43 PM CST
Read this and decide for yourself but I would stay as far away from Baker as possible.

http://forums2.gardenweb.com/d...
Name: Yardenman
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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Yardenman
Mar 5, 2017 5:03 AM CST
RpR said:Read this and decide for yourself but I would stay as far away from Baker as possible.

http://forums2.gardenweb.com/d...

I read Baker's ideas 20 years ago and considered them utter nonsense then. I haven't changed my mind about it since.

They fall somewhere between "everyone has a brilliant idea that will not work", "what does work is the most expensive way of doing things", and "scam for selling books to suckers".

Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
Dog Lover Daylilies Organic Gardener Houseplants Celebrating Gardening: 2015 I helped beta test the first seed swap
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DogsNDaylilies
Mar 5, 2017 5:55 PM CST
Thank you, both, for the input!

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