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  1. Tommy McCain

    Tommy McCain Manure Connoisseur

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    I would like to add to this post. One thing I have noticed with neem in EWC is that it can make the mix a little "hot". I had one batch of castings where I really pushed the neem on the worms. The castings are great for topdressing plants that are more mature. I top dress the castings and I see a difference in 24 hours. This "Neem EWC" (that is what I call it in my brain) is unbelievable for managing bug problems on the soil surface. One topdressing on a pot is all that is needed to get rid of fungus gnats.

    That being said, I have noticed that this is not the best castings for starting seeds or clones. The plants do not like something with all the neem and I think it may be just too much for the small plants.

    I now have one small "neem batch" because I see the benefits of the bug suppression with the topdressing of quality EWC ( for those who have made their own castings, you know what i mean). I also make a "nursery batch" of castings for starting seeds and clones. This consists of leaf mold and manure base with kelp meal and lime mixed in. I use pine bark fines and rice hulls for aeration.
     
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  2. pop22

    pop22 Frankensteins Lab Leader CannaZone Product Tester (Tier 2)

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    Yes, neem is known to suppress growth in seedlings, I made the mistake of using too much neem in my soil once. Better to top dress after they have growth for at least a couple weeks.
     
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