Baking soda in gardening: 7 foolproof methods for green care!

Baking soda  is such a versatile product that it’s also useful for gardening! You already know that it can be used for skin care like scrubs and facial masks, to clean and disinfect the home… And today you will find out how to use it in plant care! Use it correctly, and you will avoid any chemical and harmful products, both for your health and that of your garden! Curious? To start!

1. Gardening and baking soda: Clean old pots, jars and reuse them

With impeccable mixing, you can effortlessly remove old labels from the jars you have decided to reuse! Just add a tablespoon  of extra virgin olive oil  and a teaspoon of  baking soda , mix a little to mix 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  (the juice of half a lemon!). Carefully pass the mixture over the surfaces, then rinse them with water.

2. Perfume the atmosphere

Fill an empty, well-cleaned spray bottle with water and add 2 tablespoons of baking soda to deodorize smelly objects or corners (such as manholes  , wheelbarrows, buckets, etc.)

3. Gardening and Baking Soda to Clean Dirty Clothes

Often, while gardening, you get your clothes dirty with dirt and water. Before washing, mix 1 teaspoon of  baking soda  with 2 teaspoons  of water  and spread the mixture directly on the notches. Let sit for a maximum of  5 minutes  and proceed as usual!

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4. Eliminate lice or mold

If your plants are covered in aphids, simply mix 1 liter  of water  with 2 teaspoons of  baking soda , put the mixture into a spray and use it directly on the plant! You can use the same mixture if mold is present, but don’t forget to spray it every  10 days!

5. Gardening and Baking Soda: Get Rid of Ants

2 simple ingredients to keep ants away from your garden! Mix a teaspoon of  baking soda  with 2 of  sugar  and pour a little product around the anthill.

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6. Remove a painful splinter

Splinters can be really painful and difficult to remove. To prevent further pain, cover the affected area with baking soda, bandage it and leave it on for up to  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 them  from growing back.