How to use Neem Oil
Place Neem oil in a kitchen sink and fill the sink with hot water.
Neem oil, because its an oil, solidifies when left on the shelf for longer then 24 hours.
It needs to be warmed up before mixing it with water. Neem oil should look fluid and not solid before using.
15 minutes in a skink filled with hot water should do it.
Mix 30 ml of Neem Oil per 1 Gallon of tap water
water should be at room temperature and 1 gallon = 4 litters
alternatively mix 7.5 ml per 1 liter of water
Mix 5 ml of soap per 1 gallon of tap water
regular dish soap is ok
alternatively mix 1.25 ml per 1 liter of tap water
Shake the sprayer well
Turn the HID lights OFF
you can keep regular lights ON, so you can see.
Spray each plant
make sure you cover every inch, top to bottom
mites live on the inside part of leafs so make sure you spray there
spray the stem and the soil and the area around the plants
shake the sprayer often to make sure Neem oil and soap are well mixed
Keep lights OFF for at least 6 hours.
after 6 hours you can turn 1 light ON but keep it 4 feet away from the plants
Neem Oil is very good for plants but the plants will suffocate if the
ambient temperature goes over 25 degrees Celcius
After another 6 hours you can resume your normal growing schedule
Repeat the Spray in 3 to 5 days
Mites reproduce every 3 to 5 days so if you missed any you will get them for sure
Most mites suffocate and die after Neem Oil spray.
Those that survive will produce offspring that is unable to reproduce.
Best time to spray for mites is just before you turn the garden to Bloom Cycle.
You should spray Neem Oil whether you have mites or not, since mites live all around us all the time.
The warmth and the humidity of our gardens draws mites to this environment.