Baking Soda in Gardening: 7 foolproof methods for green care!

Baking soda is such a versatile product that it is also useful for gardening! You already know that it can be used for skincare like scrubs and facial masks, for cleaning and disinfecting the house… And today, you will discover how to use it in plant care! Use it correctly, and you’ll avoid any harmful and chemical products, both for your health and for your garden! Curious? Let’s get started!

  1. Gardening and Baking Soda: Clean old pots, jars, and reuse them With a flawless mixture, you can effortlessly remove old labels from pots you’ve decided to reuse! Just add a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil and a teaspoon of baking soda, mix a bit to combine, and rub on the labels: the containers will be spotless and completely degreased! If you want to clean old pots, add a tablespoon of cornstarch, baking soda, and citric acid (juice of half a lemon!). Carefully apply the mixture on surfaces, then rinse with water.
  2. Perfume the Atmosphere Fill a clean and empty spray bottle with water and add 2 tablespoons of baking soda to deodorize smelly objects or corners (such as compost bins, wheelbarrows, buckets…)
  3. Gardening and Baking Soda to Clean Dirt-Stained Clothes Often, while gardening, you may get your clothes dirty with soil and water. Before washing, mix 1 teaspoon of baking soda with 2 teaspoons of water and spread the mixture directly on the stains. Let it sit for a maximum of 5 minutes and proceed as usual!
  4. Eliminate Aphids or Mold If your plants are covered with aphids, simply mix 1 liter of water with 2 teaspoons of baking soda, put the mixture in a spray bottle, and use it directly on the plant! You can use the same mixture in the presence of mold, but don’t forget to spray it every 10 days!
  5. Gardening and Baking Soda: Get Rid of Ants Two simple ingredients to keep ants away from your garden! Mix a teaspoon of baking soda with 2 of sugar and sprinkle a bit of the mixture around the anthill.
  6. Remove a Painful Splinter Splinters can be really painful and challenging to remove. To avoid further pain, cover the affected area with baking soda, bandage it, and let it sit for a maximum of 4 hours.
  7. Gardening and Baking Soda: Weed Growth If the walls of your house or garden are full of weeds, cover them with baking soda: this can prevent their regrowth.

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