Uses of Baking Soda in the Garden

August 16, 2013 in Organic Gardening by Christine

Uses of Baking Soda in the Garden

Uses of Uses of Baking Soda in the GardenDid you know some of the simplest materials that can be found in your kitchen can already be used for gardening? One of these materials is the famous baking soda. From the name itself, it is known to be generally used in baking.  It is also used in cleaning certain parts of the house. Aside from such common usage, the average person can use baking soda in the garden I will tell you how.

First of all, baking soda can be considered an effective substance against the formation of mildew which can definitely cause certain damages to various plants in your garden. You can use baking soda in the garden by mixing it with a significant amount of water or other preferred diluents. These mildews which can tend to be really powdery can cause major problems to your plants and once left uncontrolled it could even lead to the death of the plants. To prepare the spray, you just have to use one teaspoon of baking soda combined with a gallon of clean water. You also have to make sure that you add at least one tablespoon of dishwashing liquid together with the same amount of vegetable oil to make the solution more effective. You have to ensure that you spray this solution to the plants regularly at least once a week.

Aside from mildew, certain fungus can also be very damaging to the plants. We also have to admit the fact that these fungi definitely lessen the aesthetic impact of the plants. Who would love looking at fruits and flowers when they have tiny black spots all over, right? You do not need to purchase unsafe and even expensive types of fungicides just to be able to control the fungi in your plants. All you have to do is use baking soda. Baking soda can actually serve as a non toxic fungicide that can effectively eradicate black spots on your plants caused by fungi. To prepare the solution, you just need to mix around three to four teaspoons of baking soda with one gallon of clean water. You can eventually spray this onto the various parts of the plants like roses.

You can even use baking soda to control weeds in your garden. Instead of using other chemical based substances, you can already use a material that is proven to be safe and can be found just right in your home. The baking powder solution is easy to mix and distribute by pouring or spraying adequate amounts of baking soda into certain areas of your garden where it is needed. It is proven to be really effective in actually killing the small weeds that have already started sprouting from the soil. It can even be used as a preventive material to stop future weeds from developing in your garden.

These are some of the best uses of baking soda for your garden. Now, through the baking soda, you have already found a safer and more effective way to keep your garden more attractive.

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