Is Neem Oil Safe on Fruits and Vegetables? Food for Thought

Is Neem Oil Safe on Fruits and Vegetables? Food for Thought

I’ve been using neem oil for years, but when I was first introduced to it, I wasn’t sure how it compared to other store-bought insecticides: Was it safe to use in my garden? Could I spray it on fruits and vegetables? Derived from neem trees (Azadirachta indica), neem oil is a natural, organic product that’s…

How Can I Make Neem Oil More Effective? My 10-Step Process

How Can I Make Neem Oil More Effective? My 10-Step Process

Neem is is an incredible natural insecticide that kills off a variety of destructive garden pests. But did you know that there are several steps you can take–and important mistakes you’ll want to avoid–to make your neem oil spray as effective as possible when it comes to killing bugs? Let’s start with some general guidelines,…

How Long Does Neem Oil Last? A Complete Shelf Life Guide

How Long Does Neem Oil Last? A Complete Shelf Life Guide

Whether you’re new to gardening or have been growing plants for years, you’ve likely heard of the benefits of neem oil as a natural, organic insecticide. But you might be less familiar with exactly how long neem oil lasts, both in terms of its overall shelf life and its effectiveness after you’ve mixed it with…

How Long Does It Take for Neem Oil to Kill Bugs?

How Long Does It Take for Neem Oil to Kill Bugs?

Derived from neem tree seeds, neem oil is an incredible natural insecticide. It’s mostly harmless to beneficial pollinators, but it’ll wreak havoc on the biological and hormonal systems of aphids, spider mites, whiteflies, and many other garden pests. Unfortunately, neem oil doesn’t typically kill bugs on contact, which raises an important question: How long does…

Rinsing Neem Oil Off Plants: Should You Do It?

Rinsing Neem Oil Off Plants: Should You Do It?

Neem oil is a powerful yet safe natural insecticide that I regularly use in my garden. It’ll cover garden pests in a light layer of oil and interfere with their biological and hormonal systems, causing reproductive disruptions and eventual death. But neem oil is, as the name suggests, an oily product that, once applied, will…