The incredible use of baking soda to care for your garden

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baking soda has dozens of uses and applications within the home, from fighting fungi and neutralizing bad odors; this component is seen as ‘miraculous’. However, few people would know how to use it properly in gardening, Do you have a backyard garden or pots to take care of at home? At MAG we explain how to make use of this interesting powder.

Baking soda can be known as ‘green cleaner’‘, although it is not so common to use it as a natural fertilizer, to scare away insects or as weed exterminator. If you have a garden that is neglected or perhaps weakened by not caring for it properly, then this guide is for you.

How to use baking soda in the garden?

We are going to use tablespoons of baking soda to make your plants strong and you will return ‘immune’ to agents that seek to feed on them. Also, if you have berries growing in your backyard, then it will be doubly good to know about its benefits:

  • Use baking soda as a natural fungicide: put a little on plants to make them less acidic and avoid fungi.
  • To prevent the spread of fungi on plants only mix a little of the powder with 1 liter of water and liquid soap: Put the solution on the infected plants and stems for disinfection.
  • Helps grow and strengthen plants. Use baking soda to help photosynthesis: you will only have to spray the previous formula all over his body (replace soap with vinegar)
  • For the above method let’s do a test first; not all plants do well with the natural formula. Let’s see if some plants are okay after 24 hours.

Baking soda can be considered a 'green cleaner'" that can help you in endless applications (Photo: Freepik)

Baking soda can be considered an ‘ecological cleaner’ that can help you in endless applications (Photo: Freepik)
  • Use baking soda to scare away unwanted insects: leave a little of the dust in the pot or soil and you will see how ants, snails or cockroaches will not go through there again.
  • Put a thick layer of this powder on the weeds to prevent their growth and for them to dry out. Locate the cracks where these plants are coming out and be sure to fill the holes with baking soda; they will not grow back after a while.
  • If you have a tomato gardenthen you can sweeten these fruits with this powder and thus reduce their acidity: just sprinkle a little on their surface.