Use of Baking Soda In The Garden or Garden beds – Ollegardens website

Use of Baking Soda In The Garden or Garden beds

100% ecological baking soda can be used in every corner of the garden at any time of the year. It is biodegradable and non-toxic, and can be used as a minor substitute for pesticides, fertilizers and other chemicals. Let's take a look at some of the best uses of baking soda in the garden or garden beds!

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  1. Indoor plant cleaner

It is very important to clean the leaves of indoor plants regularly to remove dust and oil to promote photosynthesis. For this reason, we recommend that you carefully place a piece of soft, lint free cloth moistened with water and sodium bicarbonate solution (a pinch of baking soda in a liter of water) on the leaf surface (top and bottom).

  1. Promote plant growth

Mix 1 teaspoon of baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon of clear ammonia and 1 teaspoon of laxative salt in 1 gallon of water. Mix well, giving each plant about a quart of solution. This solution will serve as fertilizer for plants that look dull and slow to grow. They will cheer up, resume their growth and become lush green.

  1. Clean garden furniture

Add 1/2 cup baking soda and 1 tablespoon dishwashing liquid to a gallon of warm water. Clean the garden furniture with a sponge, and then rinse with water.

  1. Keep away from the smell of compost

To control the odor of the compost, use a small amount of baking soda to eliminate the odor. This helps to prevent the accumulation of acidity.

  1. Clean the bird bath and flower pot

To clean the birdbath and flowerpot, sprinkle baking soda on them, and then clean them with a damp cloth or washer. After cleaning, rinse thoroughly and let them dry completely.

  1. Acidic soil

If you have acid soil, please sprinkle a small amount of baking soda on it (the application amount varies according to the pH value). When excavating, mix it with water and retest the soil a few days later.

First, perform this operation in a small area. The result will impress you: fewer weeds, more flowers and a high yield garden.

  1. Get rid of slugs

Get rid of slugs? Just sprinkle baking soda on them, and they will dissolve into oblivion.

  1. Encourage plants to blossom

Dissolve 1 tablespoon baking soda in 2 quarts of water and use it to water flowering plants to promote flowering. Want to learn more of these skills? Click here.

  1. Plant sweeter tomatoes

Sprinkle a little baking soda on the bottom of the tomato plant. The baking soda will be absorbed by the soil and reduce the acidity of tomatoes, giving you a sweeter taste than the sour taste.

  1. Kill cabbage worms

Mix the same amount of flour with baking soda and dust from the infected plants. Worms that cause brassica ingest the baking powder mixture when eating leaves and quickly die.

  1. Used as insecticide

Use baking soda to effectively reduce the intrusion of aphids, scales, spider mites and other insects. It may not kill all of them, but it has a repellent effect and prevents their progress. Mix 1 teaspoon baking soda and 1/3 cup olive oil or mustard oil. Measure 2-3 teaspoons of this mixture and add it to 1 cup of water. Dilute them well and spray them on infected plants.

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  1. Test soil pH

Take some soil from the plate to make it muddy. Sprinkle a small amount of baking soda on the soil. If the combination bubbles, your soil is acidic.

  1. Prevention of mold and other fungal diseases

Spraying baking soda on leaves will make the surface less acidic and limit the growth ability of fungal spores. To prepare this, mix 1 teaspoon of baking soda and a few drops of liquid detergent in 1 liter of water, and then spray the solution on the infected plants. This kind of prevention and treatment is effective in vegetable gardens, fruit trees, rose shrubs, vines, climbers and flowers.

  1. Herbicide

In order to effectively fight against weeds invading sidewalks, edges and garden beds in an ecological and economic way, baking soda is the best. It has the great advantage of being completely biodegradable and non-toxic.

You can sprinkle it on a bunch of weeds. It will burn the leaves and the weeds will disappear in a few days. Doing this regularly can also slow down the arrival and growth of unwanted weeds.

  1. Cleaning the sidewalk

Rinse the surface with sodium bicarbonate water (30 grams or 2 tablespoons of warm water per liter). If necessary, add baking powder and scrub with a brush or use a broom with bristles.

  1. Dispersal habitat

Lightly sprinkle some baking soda on the soil to torture the insects living below, such as shellfish and cockroaches. Soda is a great way to get rid of these burrowing insects.

  1. For cut flowers

In order to keep the cut flowers fresh for a long time, please put a teaspoon of baking soda in the vase. Want to know the name of the best plant for cutting flowers? Click here!

  1. Clean dirty hands

Are your hands dirty after gardening? Simply rub baking soda on your wet hands and rinse with water. This will also help remove unpleasant smells and dead skin.

  1. Deodorization of compost heap or dustbin

In order to keep the cut flowers fresh for a long time, please put a teaspoon of baking soda in the vase. Want to know the name of the best plant for cutting flowers? Click here!

Add a tablespoon of baking soda to a gallon of water and sprinkle it on the compost bin. This will eliminate any foul odour from the trash can. Don't overuse it, because it will seriously slow down the composting speed.

  1. Get rid of mosquitoes and black flies

Whether in piles of leaves or compost boxes, mosquitoes and gnats can be a huge problem. Mix four tablespoons of sodium bicarbonate with water and biodegradable soap. Pour this mixture on mosquito infestation or spray it on mosquito infestation to kill the mosquitoes lurking in it.

  1. Kill Ant Mountain

When ants are involved, use a deadly mixture of sugar and baking soda as bait and kill them. Mix the two ingredients in a 1:1 ratio, and then spread the mixture on the ant hill. Ants will eat the mixture and take it to the nest, where other ants will eat it.

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Precautions when using baking soda in the garden

Try to avoid spraying directly on flower stems and buds.

When trying any home mix, you should always test on a small portion first.

In addition, please follow the correct dosage, because too strong a combination will burn the leaves of the plant.