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sri
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March 24, 2011 - 8:41 pm
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Hi, 

I believe that neem cakes are used as natural fertilizers. Is anybody out here tried this ?. Can you tell me how to use them? 

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greenenthu
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March 25, 2011 - 10:20 am
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Hi Sri

You rightly said - neem cake is a organic fertilizer but at the same time it acts as a fungicide, pesticide and protects plants from ants etc. I use neem cake at the time of potting the mixture.  I add a handful of it in every pot. This is my way of doing it but since I am an amateur, you please take the advice of GG.

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March 25, 2011 - 10:44 am
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Hi, yes rightly said Neem Cake act as a pesticide along with that it also provide some nutrients required for the plants. I also heard that it kills some of the soil born tape worms 🙂 well not sure ... Ideally I have seen my friends applying it once in 3 months as a rule of thumb.

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March 28, 2011 - 9:46 am
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Where can I get those in Bangalore? I am a novice here.

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March 28, 2011 - 1:14 pm
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Just what is Neem cake? I would be very grateful if someone could please shed some light on this subject. Thanks in advance.

Satish

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Hi Satish

Neem cake is the residue of neem seeds after the oil is extracted from them. In north , we call it neem khali in hindi and it is available at all garden stores sold per KG. It helps in improving the root system of plant and at the same time it has medicinal qualities .

Green enthu

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March 29, 2011 - 4:55 pm
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Hi,

Neem cake is a natural fetlizer. yea i use this. It has adequate quantity of NPK in organic form for plant growth.  Neem cake contains Nitrogen 2.0% to 5.0% where as the 17-17-17 or 19-19-19 contains 17% and 19% . This is what i found please correct me if i am wrong..

more over here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neem_cake

 

I use it with mixing it with soil.may be GG can help us with ratio and propotions i just add some handful for a pot of soil before i plant.

 

You can get that in lalbhag or any nursery's in banglore

 

Venkat`D

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