Seeds that have been crushed to produce neem oil do not go to waste. When dried, the resultant ‘cake’ contains nutrients that work as an organic pesticide and fertilizer that provides nourishment for soil.
Neem oil and cake can help retain water for the soil and improve its porosity as well as protecting the roots from plagues and illnesses. Neem cake inputs more nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium, calcium and magnesium than common manure, making it ideal food for micro-organisms. Finally, because organic products need to break down before releasing their nutrients, as well as the fact that neem degrades after 3 days of exposure to UV light, pollution and runoff are reduced to a minimum.
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All natural soil boost Neem strengthens the organic content in the soil by reducing its alkalinity and producing organic acids on decomposition. Being completely natural, neem is compatible with soil microbes, nurtures healthy bacteria and ensures stronger texture, higher water holding capacity and aeration in the soil, all contributing towards better root development.
Neem makes the soil more fertile due to an ingredient that blocks soil bacteria from converting nitrogenous compounds into nitrogen gas. As a nitrification inhibitor, neem prolongs the availability of nitrogen to both short duration and long duration crops
Use full strength or mixed with other organic (kelp, seaweed, manure, etc.)
Apply before (the area can be prepared up to a week or 10 days before planting) or during planting or for established plants around root zone. Use mixed into the soil 6-8 inches or as basal dressing.Coverage:180 to 360 lbs./acre, 1 lb. for plots 100 to 160 sq.ft.
1/2 Cup per cubic foot will be plenty (Cubic foot is about 7.5 gallons of soil)1 cup weighs approx. 6.5 ounces.
The Clackamas Coot Mix
Here is the recipe for my personal potting soil mix and this will make 1 cubic foot (which is just a little over 7 gallons).
You'll need a 5-gallon bucket, like the ones you can get at Home Depot. We’ll use this to measure out our base ingredients, which isn’t a long list. This was created for new gardeners so there’s nothing o worry about - it’s easy!
You’ll notice that the soil has a very rich smell like the floor in a forest - humus!
This exact recipe has been used by hundreds and hundreds around the USA and it grows in popularity every year as friends tell friends about what it did for their gardens.
"This mix is perfect for starting seeds or for planting seedlings or transplants that you buy at shows." -Clackamas Coot
Fundamentally IPM is creating a complete management system for indoor/outdoor growing
UC Davis Defines IPM as:
“Integrated pest management (IPM) is an ecosystem-based strategy that focuses on long-term prevention of pests or their damage through a combination of techniques such as biological control, habitat manipulation, modification of cultural practices, and use of resistant varieties. Pesticides are used only after monitoring indicates they are needed according to established guidelines, and treatments are made with the goal o removing only the target organism. Pest control materials are selected and applied in a manner that minimizes risks to human health, beneficial organisms, and the environment.”
If your interested in implementing this in your garden, be sure to check out our comprehensive instructions.