I think I said that a couple of post ago "like all good things in life they are only good when used in moderation"!
Glad we have the same conclusion!
I've read through this thread, and I think I may give it a whirl to try and help out my banana tree. The thing was very healthy and had a few offshoots and I was looking to put it into a half barrel in a week or so, (I still live in an apartment, so I cannot yet put it into the ground) and I noticed a whole lot of little tiny black bugs that seem to be hanging out near between the leaves and the trunk. Not sure what they are, but they sure seem to have caused some harm to the tree and I've got to do something, so ]this neem oil seems like a good bet to try, especially with all of your recommendations.opabinia51 wrote:
Our answer to insect problems is usually: Neem Oil. but, I think that it is important that people know about Neem Oil and it's effects. (Not to say that it is a really bad thing )
Anyway, I recommend that people give this thread a read.
..yup, wot 'e said..opabinia51 wrote:Sounds to me like you may have aphids, these little pests puncture the plant and eat it's sap.
Anyway, soapy water seems to be the trick for aphids.
Peace, DonoLadybugs, also called lady beetles or ladybird beetles, are a very beneficial group. They are natural enemies of many insects, especially aphids and other sap feeders. A single lady beetle may eat as many as 5,000 aphids in its lifetime.