This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V24", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
From T. T. Southwick, Rochester, New York, we have samples of this excellent idea. Tobacco is so arranged as to look like spools of cotton, and are readily ignited, and so prepared as to give out much smoke and little heat. Amateurs with a few plants, placing them under barrels or boxes, will thus be enabled to fumigate them without much trouble. One which we tried under a barrel sickened the insects, and a second dose finished their account with life. It is better to have two doses, than one so strong as to risk the plant's health.