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Baking Soda Is A Gardener’s Best Friend – Here Are 15 Nifty Uses In The Garden

How much time do you spend in your garden? For some people, it’s the ultimate physical activity. It relaxes your body and mind, and let’s not forget that the soil is rich in “good stuff.” Gardening is great for your body.

What’s your strongest ally in the garden? Your tools? Baking soda? Yes, some people use baking soda.

It’s a versatile product and it can help you turn your garden into a heaven on earth. Baking soda is cheap, effective and powerful. You can use it for practically anything.

  1. Insect repellent
  • Combine one tablespoon of olive oil, two tablespoons of baking soda and a few drops of liquid soap. Add this to a gallon of water, and spray your garden every three days. Bugs will disappear instantly.
  • Combine equal parts of flour and baking soda and dust your fresh produce to get rid of Cabbage warms.
  • Combine 5 tablespoons of baking soda and powdered sugar each and a tablespoon of water. Add this mixture to anthills, and then spray some vinegar.
  1. Fungus, mildew and weeds
  • Add four teaspoons of baking soda to a gallon of water and spray affected areas.
  • Add a tablespoon of baking soda, 2.5 tablespoons of horticultural oil and a gallon of water. Spray your fruits and veggies to protect them from mildew.
  • Moisten cracks in walkways and sprinkle enough baking soda to make a paste. This will eliminate weeds and crab grass.
  1. Compost and soil
  • Put some soil in two different containers. Add vinegar in one of them. If you see any bubbles, it’s alkaline. If it doesn’t bubble, add baking soda and half a cup of water. If it bubbles, it’s acidic.
  • Sprinkle baking soda on your compost to get rid of bad odors.
  1. Taste and look of plants
  • Tomatoes have a sweet taste when cultivated in less acidic soil. Add some baking soda to the soil for best results. You can also use baking soda to treat tomato diseases. Use aspirin and baking soda solution to prevent and treat fungal infections.
  • Combine two quarts of water and a tablespoon of baking soda. Add this to your begonias, hydrangeas and geraniums to boost their blooms.

Add baking soda to your water to make your lilies, irises, geraniums and daisies prettier.

  1. Cleaning
  • Clean your garden décor with baking soda. Make a paste and scrub your pots and ornaments.
  • Baking soda can help you clean walkways. Wash and scrub with baking soda solution. They are pretty again, right?
  • Use baking soda to clean and deodorize garden tools. It’s super easy and simple.

Your garden will look a lot prettier if you use baking soda. We have covered just a small part of its uses.

Sources:

plantcaretoday.com

homehacks.co

thegardeningcook.com

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