Baking soda for plants can be the most effective solution for many problems in your garden. Follow the right dosages because the too strong combination can burn the leaves of the plants.
7 Ways To Use Natural Baking Soda In The Garden.
1. Rejuvenate your plants. Baking soda can even give your plants a boost, rejuvenating them so that they’re lush and green once again. Combine a teaspoon of baking soda with a teaspoon of Epsom salt and a half teaspoon of ammonia in a gallon of water. Then give each of your plants about a quart of the solution.
2. Make your tomatoes sweeter. Sprinkle a small amount of baking soda around the base of your tomato plants. The baking soda will be absorbed into the soil and lowers the acidity level of tomatoes, thus gives you a sweeter than tart flavour.
3. Get more beautiful blooms. For flowers that thrive in alkaline soil, such as hydrangeas, begonias, and geraniums, you can encourage them to bloom magnificently by using baking soda. Just dissolve a little baking soda in your water before giving them their regular drink.
4. Smelly compost. To keep the smell from a compost pile under control, use a small amount of baking soda which will eliminate the odour and prevent acidity build up – just use it sparingly as too much can slow the composting process.
5. Clean Plant Leaves. Keep Plant leaves clean by wiping them gently with a damp sponge or soft cloth dampened with a very dilute solution of baking soda and water.
6. Keep Cut Flowers Fresh Longer. Two quarts of water and a tablespoonful of bicarbonate of soda is also an excellent solution for keeping cut flowers fresh. Be sure to change the solution every couple of days for the best results.
7. Kill crabgrass and discourage weeds. Just pour a thick layer onto the weeds and crabgrass after moistening it with water. Sweep the baking soda in a thick layer into any concrete cracks.
Remember that when you’re applying baking soda, avoid getting it onto grass or plants you want. Too much baking soda can burn, and even kill it.
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