Prevent your plants from pests with Neem Oil

Neem oil

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Currently, when we go to a nursery or garden store, we find a shelf full of chemicals that, although they are very effective as long as they are used correctly, are harmful to the environment, to the point that if we use them intensively In the garden, we could end up having a soil that is poor in nutrients and in life, both plant and animal. To avoid this, it is highly recommended to combat pests and diseases with natural remedies, such as Neem oil.

This is a completely ecological insecticide, as it is made by extracting the oil from the fruits and seeds of the Neem Tree, so you will not have to worry about your garden or your health 🙂.

How is Neem Oil extracted?

Azadirachta indicates

This insecticide, as we said, comes from the Neem Tree, whose scientific name is Azadirachta indicates. If you want to make this natural remedy at home, and by the way save some money, you must bear in mind that it is originally from India and Burma, where it grows up to 20m in height. It is a plant that does not resist frost, so its cultivation is only recommended in tropical or subtropical regions.

If you live in a warm climate, and since it is a very fast growing plant, you will simply have to wait for it to bear fruit to be able to grind and press your seeds.

Against what pests is it effective?

Aphids on rosebush

This is a very broad spectrum insecticide, which you can also find in nurseries, and which helps to control and combat the following insects: aphids, mealy bugs, whitefly, thrips, cockroaches, spider mite, cabbage caterpillar, thrips, leaf miners, locusts, nematodes… In short, if you have a plant with an insect that is damaging it, spray it with Neem Oil for 7-10 days, and it will surely improve.

Have you heard of Neem Oil?


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  1.   Irma said

    The fashionable plant. Every time I want to buy the seeds they are sold out. Greetings.

    1.    Monica Sanchez said

      Heh, heh, don't be discouraged: you will surely find it soon. And if not, you can always look on eBay. All the best.

      1.    Cristina said

        Hi Monica, I have a vs-year-old lemon tree, with large fruits until last year, this year the fruits are covered by a light color, it looks like lime and rough, and some fall off with the half already ugly, I have some aphids but I don't know If I already have lemons and flowers on the other hand, I can use Glaxo fungicide, can you answer me in the mail? Thank you, so I send you a photo of the lemon, thank you

        1.    Monica Sanchez said

          Hello Cristina.

          From what you count it seems that your lemon tree has fungus. These microorganisms appear in humid environments, so if a plant, for example, is suffering from excess watering, it is very common for them to infect it (it, or part of it, as would be the case with your lemon tree). To eliminate them, you must certainly use fungicides, but taking into account that the tree has flowers and fruits, I recommend ecological fungicides or those suitable for organic farming, which are normally based on copper, which is very effective against these microorganisms.

          You say it has aphids too. You will not eliminate aphids with fungicide; better use natural remedies, such as onion or garlic. You take an onion or a head of garlic, put it to boil, and with that water once it is at room temperature, spray / sprinkle the lemon tree. You have more home remedies here!.

          Regards!

  2.   Gabriel said

    Hi Monica, I just bought Neem seeds and I am steeping them in chamomile tea before planting them… do you think this is a good idea? Since your thing is planting trees ... you forgot to mention the topic of planting. Greetings.

    1.    Monica Sanchez said

      Hello Gabriel.
      Yes, that's fine. Have them 24 hours and then you can sow them.
      A greeting.

  3.   Nancy said

    What is the enemy oil where they are bought? I am from Chile

    1.    Monica Sanchez said

      Hello Nancy.
      Neem oil is an oil that is extracted from the tree Azaradichta indica, which has several properties as stated in the article.
      You can find it in nurseries and garden stores, also online.
      A greeting.

  4.   Silvia said

    I know it although I do not know very well how often, now that I read that I have to do it several days in a row, I will take it into account so as not to use chemicals. Is it useful for the weevil (weevil) that devours the leaves of my plants? Thanks!

    1.    Monica Sanchez said

      Hello Silvia.

      It is a very interesting product, but specific insecticides must be used for the weevil.

      Greetings.

  5.   Alfonso Navas said

    It is very interesting, I had not heard about neem oil, nor what it was for, I had heard about its leaves and its function as a pesticide but now reading I realize, it would be interesting to know more about its elaboration

    1.    Monica Sanchez said

      Hi Alfonso.

      Thanks for your comment. We like to know that you found it useful.

      Greetings.

  6.   Oswaldo guaran said

    More than a comment, it is a question, did you live in an area with a temperate climate, do you sell this oil in the agricultural companies?

    1.    Monica Sanchez said

      Hi Oswaldo.

      The truth is that I do not know, sorry. You can find it in plant nurseries.

      Regards!