Is your garden in need for some help? Try baking soda, which has many benefits for your plants. Find out more about the beneficial effects of baking soda in this article.
1. Make a Non-Toxic Fungicide
To make a nontoxic fungicide, add 4 teaspoons of baking soda to 1 gallon of water. You can use this mixture on roses for black spot fungus or on grapes and vines when they’re starting to grow.
2. Spray to Treat and Prevent Powdery Mildew
Powdery mildew is a very serious problem for impatiens this season. This infectious disease can also hurt other plants, including lilacs, cucumbers, squash and zinnias.
Using baking soda prevented potential foliage from burning my plants!
Spray the following recipe over your plants every week: 1 tablespoon of baking soda, 1 gallon of water, 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil, and 1 tablespoon of dish-washing liquid. Mix all the ingredients and spray your plants with the mixture every time. Don’t forget to wait for the results! They’re worth it.
3. Discourage Gnats In Soil & Fungus on Leaves
If you’ve got unwanted pests in your garden, spray them with a mixture of 4 tsp baking soda, 1 gallon water, and 1 tsp biodegradable soap.
4. Discourage Weeds
If you want to get rid of annoying weeds in your sidewalk or patio, try adding a thick layer of baking soda. Baking soda will kill the existing weeds, and it will definitely prevent more weeds from growing.
5. Kill Cabbage Worms
Mix one part baking soda (just a dash) and one part flour, then dust the plants with the mixture. You can also do this at mealtime to reduce the chance of insects. They should die within 24 hours.
6. Kill Crabgrass
Sprinkle baking soda on your crabgrass to help it die. However, be careful not to put it on the grass so you don’t burn your grass and kill it.
7. Clean Your Hands
After a day of gardening, use baking soda to clean your hands. They’ll feel soft and smooth in no time!
Baking soda is an amazing product for your garden. It can help improve the quality of your soil, kill weeds and pests, and even help your plants grow healthier and stronger. If you’re not already using baking soda in your garden, we highly recommend giving it a try. You won’t be disappointed!