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Use Neem Oil for Insect Pest Control – It’ll Beat the Bugs

Use Neem Oil for Insect Pest Control – It’ll Beat the Bugs

Follow @katzenstein1   The Neem tree (Azadirachta indica), is native to India and over millennia its oil has acquired a multitude of uses. Neem oil is claimed to be: a natural insect repellent,  a safe pesticide, a fertiliser,  a skin care ingredient,  a contraceptive,  and a medicine with hundreds of different uses. In recent times it has become increasingly popular in Western countries. Among its many users are organic gardeners, who use neem oil for insect pest control. How Neem Oil Works for Insect Pest…

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Grow Roses Organically – They Don’t Need Poisons

Grow Roses Organically – They Don’t Need Poisons

Follow @katzenstein1 I’ve  always disliked spraying. I hated the fumes, the mess, the protective clothing and the risk of breathing in toxins or absorbing them through my skin. But when I started gardening I learned that you just couldn’t grow roses organically and felt that I was negligent when spray time came and I procrastinated… and procrastinated. All the books I had read told me that roses needed regular spraying or they would be covered with disease. It came as…

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