Insect Pest Control
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Zone dorset | Anonymous added on May 5, 2019 | Answered

i am looking to buy neem oil/cake or whatever it is called. can it be applied to compost and does it affect the fruit, vegetable, herbs, flower or whatever is grown. can fruit, herbs, vegetables and edible flowers be eaten , does neem oil clog the compost or soil. i am living in a block of flats so do not have a garden and pests keep on invading the compost, also even with fly traps pests keep on invading the vegetable, etc can a neem oil spray be made and if so how, also the insects root eating ones are on the leaves and usually under how can i keep them away and also i cannot keep on lifting the vegetable, herb etc constantly out of the pot, nor can i keep on looking under the fruit herbs leaves etc. can neem oil/cake be used for any insect not the good ones but one spider i suppose indoors is enough outside they can munch it is the others that are to be kept out, is neem oil/cake good to remove all none welcome insects including the larger flies, it is the root eating insects that are the problem does neem oil etc do any harm to the compost and or soil and does it harm the fruit vegetables, etc. can fruit and vegetables etc be eaten not much use applying it if vegetables, fruit etc cannot be eaten.

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    Downtoearthdigs
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    Answered on May 5, 2019

    Here is more information on Neem Oil and how to use it.

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

    Always follow the instructions on the packing of the product that you use!

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