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Soaking ginger and tumeric in baking soda or Neem?

Posted by prachi 6b (NJ) (My Page) on
Fri, Jan 10, 14 at 10:07

I "brought" some ginger and turmeric from overseas today .. .I will get them into pots quickly (they transplant them outside when the weather gets warmer). But before that I wanted to soak them a bit to get rid of any potential "critters" I may have brought over. (although any critters are probably suffocating in the three layers of plastic I wrapped them in.

Any opinions on what to soak them in or how long.. I am thinking neem oil for about 30 min to an hour?

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RE: Soaking ginger and tumeric in baking soda or Neem?

It is usually done with dilute household bleach, to kill bacteria and fungi primarily but also animal pests I suppose. Look up dilution and timing instructions by googling > disinfecting cuttings < or similar wording.

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