Neem and vermicomposting
by Bruce Jackson
(Cape Coral, FL)
I have fireants and cockroaches, which I want to dispatch and discourage. I have just begun a vermicompost worm bin with the hope that I could scale up my composting and reduce the use of commercial products in my yard and garden.
a. Is neem known to be harmful to earthworms which I hope to enlist in the compost bin(s)?
b. Could I compost matter from plants treated systemically for aphids and thrips with neem using earthworms?