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Hello folks,

I spent a lot of time in the East and saw many uses of Neem trees where they were used as powerful medicinal plants and mosquito repellent.

I read somewhere a powerful statement which is that plants have the same effect on the earth than on human, I don't know enough to demonstrate that this is true but it feels right, we come from earth. Neem therefore would have balancing properties on the soils.

Has anyone has combined Neem trees in guilds and what were the findings?
 
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Neem is a very beneficial plant with numerous uses. The web of life is so vast we haven't begun to scratch the surface. We would need to study the microorganisms in the soil about neem plants and then where neem doesn't grow, and look at all the other interrelationships. It is antifungal. Are you going to kill off all the mycelium in your soil and other beneficial fungi?

Think 7 generations down the road before introducing a non native species. There are too many horror stories of bringing one species to cure the overgrowth of another, and then that one taking over.

If you plan on growing neem make sure it is at least 3 miles away from your apiary. It is highly toxic to honeybees. So are a couple of genus of astragalus and rhododendrum.
 
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Thank you Lee.
Neem do coat the soil with substance toxic to anything else and I got ducks to take care of Mosquitos so I reconsidered, or rather nature did by killing off the transplants with very cold climate
Instead we are growing one indoors, the only survivor, it's thriving. will be good for healing properties although I have seen ways to cute ailment that use clay instead, building up microbes instead of killing them.
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