Baking soda is more fashionable than ever, and we keep hearing about the magical benefits of using it for different things.
This time around we are going to share the uses of baking soda in plants, just like you have read it is used in our garden too.
This substance occurs in nature, has a white crystalline appearance and is characterized by an alkaline pH. It is good, pleasant and inexpensive, with the added bonus of being biodegradable and not polluting the planet. I don’t know if it’s a panacea, but it’s close.
And if we add that it keeps pests at bay for your plants, I will no longer need to convince you of this wonder. This time, I want to share with you different uses of this ingredient that will make it easier to care for your plants, whether you have them in pots or in the ground.
1- A fungicide
Baking soda is a natural fungicide and is often used in combination to increase its potency. Mix 4 teaspoons of baking soda in 3 liters of water and spray the leaves with fungus or the places most prone to fungus. Baking soda helps plants become less acidic and prevents the growth of fungi. Pick the end of the afternoon to complete the task and make sure it is not raining, as this will wash away our fungicide.
2- An antiparasitic
The dosage is a little different here. Mix a tablespoon of baking soda in 1 liter of water. Spray or sprinkle on the surface of the substrate. Repeat every week and your plants will be free of pests and thrive beautifully.
3- A pesticide
With this product, you can put an end to a large number of insects and pests that attack your plants and your vegetable garden. The formula is simple, mix a spoon of baking soda in a quart of water and add another spoon of biodegradable soap. This synergy keeps ants and insects away, which together with the soap creates an excellent natural repellant. Spray both the plant and the soil for effective results.
4- A tonic
Mixing baking soda with vinegar will increase the speed of photosynthesis, which means the plant will increase the number of its leaves and become stronger. Suddenly you will see that your plants are beautiful and healthy. It is always good to test a few leaves and let sit for 24 hours. If nothing happens, spray the entire plant as you wish. They are like us, the essence is the same but we are different.
5- Eliminates weeds
Once you have the weed in your house it is very difficult to eradicate, it is one of those plants that is called invasive. One solution to this problem is to wet the area where the grass is, sprinkle it with baking soda, being very careful not to over the rest of the lawn. Start enjoying your bare feet on the grass and your afternoon walks.
6- Sweeten the tomatoes
Sprinkle a small amount of baking soda around the soil where your tomato plants are located. This will reduce the acidity of the soil and as a result your tomatoes will be tasty and sweet. Remember that the bicarbonate should not touch the plant, but only change the acidity of the soil.
7- A natural cleanser
The vegetables we usually buy from the greengrocer are often coated with chemical repellents and insecticides. One way to clean your veg is to use magic baking soda. Fill your sink with water and add a spoonful of baking soda, once dispersed add the vegetables and let sit for a few minutes. Rub the vegetables and rinse them with clean water. This plus in terms of hygiene makes it an essential product in your kitchen.