Is Neem Oil Safe For Vegetables?

is neem safe to use on vegetables?

Growing your own produce (vegetables) is both rewarding and time-consuming. The latter usually happens because you don’t want to use harmful pesticides in the garden. Instead, you might use complimentary

Horticultural Oil Vs Neem Oil: What’s The Difference?

Horticultural oil label

Two of the most popular natural pest solutions are horticultural oil and neem oil. Both oils have similar effects and uses, there are some important differences make one better than the other in certain situations. This articles looks at the differences.

How Often Can You Spray Plants With Neem Oil?

holes in plant leaves - would neem kill the pests

Neem Oil – How often can you use neem on plants? In general, use Neem as a preventative every 2 to 3 weeks. It helps protect beneficial insects from coming into contact with this natural insecticide. The article looks at how often to use Neem pesticide.

Does Neem Oil Work As A Fungicide?

Gardener spraying plants for fungus with Neem oil

Neem oil is the go-to natural insecticide in most parts of the world due to its minimal effect on the environment and low to nonexistent toxicity for humans and pets.

What Bugs Does Neem Oil Kill?

Neem oil kill many types of garden bugs

If you grow plants you’ve heard people raving about the benefits of using neem oil. It’s used as a pesticide and for general plant care, such as neem cake fertilizing

Will Diatomaceous Earth Kill Earwigs?

Diatomaceous earth will kill Earwigs that make up the insect order Dermaptera. With about 2,000 species in 12 families, they are one of the smaller insect orders.

Despite being relatively harmless, earwigs aka pincher bug (forficula auricularia) are unwelcome guests in your home. They can kill off houseplants and are a general nuisance. If you are trying

How To Use Diatomaceous Earth In Potted Plants

Bag of Diatomaceous earth gardeners use as a soil amendment and as a pesticide in potted plants.

Diatomaceous earth is a natural, safe choice for many home gardeners. We share how to use diatomaceous earth in potted plants. Millions of people around the world use DE to control cockroaches, ants, mites, fleas, earwigs, crickets, centipedes, pillbugs, beetles, fungus gnat larvae, and other garden pests. [DETAILS]

Dormant Oil: What Is and How Do You Use It?

Dormant Oil Pesticide label

Dormant oil is a natural pesticide that protects plants but does not damage the fruit or environment. Deciduous trees stripped bare in the winter season is a stark beautiful look,

What Is Aster Yellows Virus?

Leaves with Aster yellow virus

Aster yellows is a plant disease caused by phytoplasm. It manifests like a virus, and sap-sucking insects spread it.  The main vector of the disease is the Aster leafhopper.  These insects

How to Get Rid of Crane Flies

crane flies

If you happen to see mosquito-like flies in your garden, you don’t need to worry.  They are crane flies, which don’t pose any serious threat to your health.  Often called

How To Control Leaf Miners

trails of leaf miner damage

When leaf miners attack your plants, they cause a dramatically dreadful appearance. Even worse, they can cause very serious damage. This is why it’s very important to take steps immediately

What Is Copper Fungicide and How Do You Use It?

label of copper fungicide

In warm, wet weather, fungal disease tends to plague garden plants.  Rather than using dangerous chemical fungicides, many gardeners choose to use copper fungicides.  It may surprise you to know

Wireworms: What Are They and What To Do About Them?

wireworms

Wireworms attack field crops, root crops and corn. There are several different kinds of wireworm species. The most damaging are: Wheat wireworms (Agroites mancus) Eastern field wireworms (Limonius agonus) Very often