What is Neem cake?
Neem cake (Azadirachta indica) is the powder form of what remains after the seeds have been processed for oil. It is a slow-release fertilizer, and is powerful in protecting plants against soil-borne illnesses harmful fungi and root knot nematodes.
It is fresh and powerful and smells just like neem oil!
Neem Cake is can be used: as top dressing (on existing plants) , mixed into a soil mix or in the planting hole, or brewed in a tea and given to plants in the soil or in a foliar spray on their leaves.
Mix Neem Cake in your seed starting soil mix to prevent damping off disease!
• Promotes a rich, dark green leaf color
• Protects plant roots against nematodes and enhances growth
• Encourages beneficial organisms — earthworms love it!
• Will not burn plants
Neem cake has nematocidal organic compounds such as nortriterpenoids
. Because of these two compounds, neem cake protects plants from nematodes and other pathogens.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
In Containers or in the ground: Add 1-2 Tbsp per gallon of soil and mix well.
Soil Drench/ Leaves Spray: Place 1 cup in a mesh bag and brew with 5 gallons of water for 1-2 days. If you have an air pump, use a bubbler for 36-48 hours prior to application as you would with compost tea.