Protect Your Garden with Neem Oil

It’s that time of year again. Our gardens are really kicking into high-gear as the temperatures soar. The new growth and ripe fruit invite insects, fungi, and bacteria to come out and play (the kind we don’t want. And yes, there are kinds you should want in your garden, but that’s for next week’s post).

Don’t fret at the first signs of mildew, aphids, or rust. Instead, simply mix up some Bonide neem oil concentrate and water and get to spraying your plants!

Neem oil is derived from Neem seed, making it an organic all-purpose insecticide, miticide, and fungicide. It kills all stages of insects – eggs, larvae and adults, and works as a great dormant spray to suffocate over wintering insect eggs. Neem oil is a great preventative measure as well, keeping your plants healthy and problem-free.

It’s completely safe for use on roses, flowers, vegetables, herbs, spices, houseplants, trees, turf and shrubs. Safe to use until the day of harvest.

Protects against…
  • black spot on roses
  • powdery/downy mildew
  • anthracnose
  • leaf rust spot
  • botrytis
  • needle rust
  • scab
  • flower, tip, twig blight
  • white flies
  • fruit flies
  • mealy bugs
  • worms
  • leaf hoppers
  • leaf miners
  • beetles
  • aphids
  • mites
  • caterpillars
Directions:

1. Shake well before use.
2. Mix 2 tbsp neem oil concentrate per 1 gallon of water in a spray bottle.
2. Spray plants (stems, flowers, fruit, upper/lower sides of leaves) with mixture until completely wet.
3. Spray every 7 days to control a present problem or every 2 weeks as a preventative measure.

Tips:
  • Spray in early morning or late evening to prevent leaf burn.
  • Avoid spraying on wilted, stressed, or newly transplanted plants.
  • Can be used as a leaf polish on hardy plants