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NEEM OIL in GARDEN – Benefits and How to use neem oil for plants | Gardening in English


Hello Friends! Today we will look into some amazing Benefits
of Neem oil in your garden, then its excellent safety profile and then how to use neem oil
in your garden with few effective formulae or combinations. Stay tuned.. Neem oil comes from the Neel plant also called
Azadirachta indica plant, which is native to the Indian subcontinent. Both the seeds and fruits of the neem plant
are pressed to get the vegetable oil we call neem oil. Firstly we shall start with the benefits of
Neem oil in Gardening. Its primary use in garden is due to its insecticide
or pesticide action due to the compound Azadirachtin in neem oil which kills pests in all their
lifecyles like the adult or the larva stage. It also believed to have antibacterial, antiviral,
and antifungal action. Neem leaf paste was traditionally used for
wound dressing in people and animals. Neem leaf tea is used for stomach infections
and neem leave are also used in chickenpox. Well, Coming back to Garden benefits, its
pesticidal action is used to eliminate the following pests and diseases in plants and
used as blanket treatment for the following :
1. Powdery mildew
2. Caterpillars
3. Aphids
4. Mites
5. Thrips
6. Mealybugs
7. Whiteflies
8. Greenflies
9. Grasshoppers
10. Scale insects
It also kills soil nematodes like root-knotters but its does not affect earthworms and infact
its beneficial to them. Its also does not affect the beneficial pollinators
like butter flies and honey bees. Now before going into making our Formulations
for use in garden, the safety profile of neem oil. It has few effects when concentrated form
is ingested like stomach irritation and eye irritation and contact dermatitis especially
in children. Otherwise it has an excellent safety profile
and its completely biodegradable. Now the Various Formulation of Neem Oil you
can make at Home. Before this, one concept you must remember
before making formulations is : Because it�s an oil, it doesn�t mix well with water and
must be mixed with some kind of surfactant to make it suitable for application in your
garden. Also make sure you do not spray neem oil during
the sunlight � best to spray in evening when the sun fades. To start, all you need is the neem oil concentrate,
which you can get from your local garden store or even order online like the one am using
here. You can find the link to this in the video
description. 1. Make your FOLIAR SPRAY FORMULATION:
1 litre Warm Water + 10 drops of liquid soap like your handwash + 5 ml of Neem oil – to
be mixed thoroughly before use and also perform a PATCH TEST on your plant or leaf to see
whether its burning the leaf after 24 hours. This means you need to dilute it more. Also make sure you spray the bottom of the
leaves as well. 2. You can also spray it on your soil to prevent
harmful nematodes like root-knotter worms. 3. Depending on the severity of pests, use it
once a week or once every 15 days. So, there we have it folks. That was our episode on Neem oil and its benefits
in garden. If you have any thoughts or queries, please
comment below the video and also give a thumbs up if you like this video. Happy Gardening! How to use neem oil, neem oil usage, how much
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