Neem oil in vegetable garden

by Johnny Joe
(Central Florida)

I use Neem oil in my veggie garden to prevent pests. Is it OK for the neem oil to get on/in the actual flowers that still need to get pollinated? Can it get on the actual fruits and vegetables? I have been trying hard to only spray the leaves for now. But of course that is hard to do.
Thanks very much

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Neem in vegetable garden,
by: Birgit

Hi Johnny,

Please do read the page about how neem oil insecticide works. Your questions are all addressed there.
Neem is not toxic, so spray it in the evening and morning as to avoid covering beneficial insects in it. (It isn't toxic but it still suffocates them.)

Of course you can spray it on fruit and vegetables. As I said, it's not toxic. And I explain in great detail why on the pages to do with spraying neem in the garden.

Neem oil insecticide
Is it safe to spray neem?

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