Do you know what happens if you put baking soda on plants? Contrary to what you might think, baking soda has so many useful properties for caring for plants and protecting them from insects, fungi and more.
Below we list the main benefits of using baking soda to care for our plants. Read them all and you will find that this powerful ingredient can replace many products, even very expensive ones.
Baking soda is a natural fungicide
The properties of baking soda help fight fungi and plant pests.
Against fungi, mix 4 tablespoons of baking soda in 3 liters of water and add a little biodegradable soap.
Against pests, add a tablespoon of baking soda in a liter of water and spray directly on the plant, or sprinkle baking soda on the surface of the potting soil.
Baking soda against insects
If you sprinkle a layer of baking soda on the potting soil in the garden, this will prevent insects such as ants, cockroaches and others from coming up and invading the plant.
Baking soda strengthens plants
This ingredient speeds up the photosynthesis process and helps plants grow stronger. First try a small amount on a leaf, as not all plants will tolerate this remedy.
Mix a little vinegar and baking soda and apply to the leaves, wait 24 hours and if the leaves are still green and healthy you can apply it to the whole plant.
Baking soda against weeds
If there are too many weeds in your garden, pour a thick layer of baking soda over them and leave it for a couple of days.
The baking soda will dry out the weed and prevent it from reproducing quickly.
Remember not to overuse the baking soda’s gifts so as not to get counterproductive results.