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Neem oil

Postby Weed » Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:00 pm

I was given a small pot of Neem Oil Pesticide...has anyone tried this product and how effective is it

I found this......

http://www.discoverneem.com/neem-oil-insecticide.html
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Re: Neem oil

Postby Westi » Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:43 pm

I've never heard of it - difficult 2 say how I feel! Quick death for critters or a slow one?? I try not to use any bought insecticides on the plot - go for the garlic spray or the soapy water (& even the squishing - that's a plastic disposable double glove job though with lots of yuks & other strange noises!)

Will be watching the replies on this Weed - interesting!

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Re: Neem oil

Postby PLUMPUDDING » Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:27 pm

I've used it for ages and it is very effective both in a deterrent way and as a pesticide. It is a natural product from the neem tree and seems to have a huge number of other uses.
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Re: Neem oil

Postby Weed » Fri Aug 09, 2013 4:39 pm

Thanks for that Plumpudding...I understand it is used in ladies make-up type products too
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Re: Neem oil

Postby jessleco » Wed Jul 09, 2014 2:00 pm

I use it in the summer against the bloody mosquitoes and it is really great!
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Re: Neem oil

Postby Diane » Wed Jul 09, 2014 2:16 pm

jessleco - I really need something to stop the mosquitoes biting me...really interested to hear this may do the trick. Can you recommend a particular brand? I come up in huge blisters whenever I get bitten.
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Re: Neem oil

Postby jessleco » Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:48 am

Hi Diane, I buy neem oil online. Do you think there are also special insecticides made with this oil instead of chemicals (and often toxic) products.
I also use phials for my cat.

About the brand I've tried many of them and they are all more or less valid. If you have a herbalist or organic shop in the neighborhood you could try the fragrances before buying.
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Re: Neem oil

Postby Diane » Wed Jul 16, 2014 1:30 pm

Thank you for the info. I'll pop in to the local organic shop tomorrow to see if they have any.
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Re: Neem oil

Postby BarbaraE » Mon Sep 01, 2014 3:36 pm

I'm using Neem as a spray against cabbage butterflies and the resultant caterpillars and it works very successfully. I bought it online and all the brassicas are looking healthier because of it. A definite plus.
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Re: Neem oil

Postby Westi » Mon Sep 01, 2014 6:10 pm

Jessleco - interested you use it on your cat! Is that for skin condition or fleas?

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Re: Neem oil

Postby mr-cecil » Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:06 am

PLUMPUDDING, I was thinking of getting some of this for next season. Do you use pure neem oil, if so what recipe do you use?
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Re: Neem oil

Postby Pa Snip » Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:43 am

Westi wrote:Jessleco - interested you use it on your cat! Is that for skin condition or fleas?

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2.25years gone by, wonder if Westi will ever find out :)

I am another one who has never heard of it and will see if I can buy any locally, good resurrection there Mr C way before Easter.
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Re: Neem oil

Postby robo » Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:12 pm

Plenty on amazon
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Re: Neem oil

Postby Pa Snip » Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:59 pm

yeah but its a long way from the amazon :roll: :)
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Re: Neem oil

Postby robo » Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:31 pm

Not that far in a starship
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