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Q.Are Insecticidal Soaps Safe for Vegetable Consumption?

jbator added on May 30, 2011 | Answered

I have insect damage to some recently planted zucchini plants and want to make sure using insecticides is safe. I have had a garden for a few years and never had so much insect damage.

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Answered on May 31, 2011

Yes, most insecticidal soaps are safe on vegetables, though I would still recommend thoroughly cleaning them prior to eating. Another product you might want to consider is neem oil, which is an organic pesticide/fungicide that is perfectly safe for humans, as well as pets. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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