Use Baking Soda To help your garden/Landscape

30 Apr

Baking soda can help you prevent powdery mildew on plants.  The baking soda fungicide is mostly effective as a preventative, offering only minimal benefits after your plants have become infected.  Weekly spraying of susceptible plants during humid or damp weather can greatly reduce the incidence of powdery mildew in your garden. Just use 1 tablespoon of baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon of liquid soap, and 1 gallon of water. Spray this on your plants weekly during the wet times of the year and poof, mildew prevented!!

*Baking soda doesnt have to be new to use in your garden. Use it after your old fridge box is timed out*

Try sprinkling baking soda in the cracks of your patio of driveway where plants are starting to sneak through. Grasses and weeds cant tolerate the high levels of sodium and will wither away. This also works to prevent mildew and moss from growing on paver blocks and patios with just a sprinkle.

After you cut flowers out of the garden, prolong the life by mixing 2 tbsp baking soda to 1 quart of water.

Wash those old flower pots off with a mixture of 4 tbsp baking soda and 1 quart of water. Be sure to rinse well.

Coat clay pots with a dusting of baking soda. The soil will stay fresh longer, thus giving plants a longer, more vibrant season.

For compost odor, sprinkle straight baking soda on the pile and mix thouroughly, dont be bashful with the amount you use either. (Just dont overdo it too much!). The smell comes from high nitrogen levels and not enough carbon.

HAPPY GARDENING!

 

 

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