A Gardener’s Best Friend: Neem Oil As Pesticide

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Are you familiar with Neem oil and all its uses?  Neem oil is extracted from the nut of the Neem tree (Azadirachta indica). Originally grown in India, oil and other parts of the Neem tree have been used for centuries for many medical purposes.

In addition to its medical uses, you can use Neem oil as an organic pesticide. Made into a spray, you can apply it to vegetables, herbs, fruit trees, berries, and more. According to No Ordinary Homestead, orchid growers love using Neem oil as a pesticide. Bugs hate the taste and smell of the oil so they skip crops sprayed with the Neem oil and check out the unprotected neighbors’ crops. Check out the No Ordinary Homestead’s recipe for Neem oil as a pesticde spray and make a new best friend.

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  1. Penny Fuller says

    I bought some “Neem Oil” in a bottle and it killed the leaves on all my rose bushes. I had used another bottle from a different retailer (years ago) before with great results, aphids gone and roses healthy.

    How do I tell what is the right oil to use on my plants?

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