Help your baking garden with baking soda, these 12 ideas to try this summer.

Forget the chemicals for your garden

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If you use baking soda only to remove bad odors in your refrigerator and clean your stove, then you will be very surprised to see that we can also use baking soda in the garden.

So, go to the store right now to buy baking soda, because you'll save a lot of money by changing all the chemicals you used to buy to maintain your garden. Now you will need only one ingredient !

Here are 12 ways to use baking soda in the garden :

1) Use it to make a natural fungicide :

Mix 20 g (4 teaspoons) of baking soda in 4 liters of water to make a natural fungicide. Spray the product on vines and roses to counter black spots and mildew. Spray the fungicide as soon as the fruits grow.

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2) Wash your hands after gardening:

After you touched the dirt, baking soda is very useful to wash hands, it is used as a natural abrasive when mixed with our usual hand soap and helps to remove the soil under the nails.

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3) Give a Boost to your roses:

Mix 5 g (1 teaspoon) of baking soda with 5 g (1 teaspoon) of Epsom salt in 4 liters of water to give a boost to your roses. This recipe is good for 4 rose bushes.

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4) A natural weed killer:

Sprinkle baking soda between the stones or bricks. A natural weed killer that will remove all weeds growing in cracks and between bricks in your garden.

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5) A natural treatment against powdery mildew:

Powdery mildew mainly affects damp gardens and, especially impatiens, squash and cucumbers growing in these gardens. To treat your plants, mix 1 tbsp. of baking soda and 4 L of water. Add 1 tbsp. vegetable oil and 1 tablespoon dish soap. Dish soap allows the mixture to cling to the leaves.

Treat once a week during a sunny day.

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6) A fungicide for tomatoes:

Avoid using chemicals to kill fungi on tomatoes. Mix 1 tbsp. baking soda and 2.5 tbsp. vegetable oil in 4 L of water, add 1/2 tsp. of castille soap and pour the mixture into a spray bottle.

Spray on the leaves until the fungi are completely gone.

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7) A deodorizer for compost:

Does your compost bin has nasty smells? Especially in summer when it is very hot ... Sprinkle baking soda so that it absorbs bad odors.

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8) Against cabbage worms:

Mix equal parts of baking soda, all-purpose flour and soil, and sprinkle this on cabbage, kale and broccoli. The three vegetables that attract worms. This mixture will repel them.

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9) To get rid of aphids:

Mix 10 to 20 grams of baking soda in 1 L of distilled water and add 3 tbsp. oil. Spray your plants with this mixture to get rid of aphids in no time!

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10) Get rid of pests in your garden:

Slugs, rabbits, silverfish, ants and cockroaches, they all hate the texture of baking soda on the soil. Sprinkle baking soda in your vegetable garden to keep them away.

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11) Test the pH of the soil:

To test the pH level of your soil, wet the soil a little and sprinkle some baking soda on the wet soil. If there are bubbles, it means that your soil is acidic with a pH less than 5.

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12) And finally, a trick we all would have liked to know a long time ago: a natural treatment against crabgrass:

The crabgrass is a grass with hairy leaves that grows among the lawn in our gardens. We can easily get rid of it by sprinkling a big amount of baking soda on the plant, but don't sprinkly baking soda on the grass around the plant.

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