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How to Use Baking Soda in the Garden


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Prevent and Kill Blight & Mildew With Baking Soda. 1: Mix 3 T. baking soda with 1 gal. of water. 2: Mix in 1 T. vegetable oil or cooking oil. Helps spray to stick to leaves. 3: Mix in 2 drops of dish soap to help mix everything. 4: Spray on tops & bottoms of leaves till dripping. Begin with 3 T. & apply one time each week for 3 weeks. Then switch to 3 1/2 T. if fungus is still growing or spreading. Start spraying in the morning or evening – Spraying in the heat of the day can harm leaves.

WHO KNEW? I did this, and I have NO weeds/grass growing in my pavers! 5 pound bags of Baking Soda at Costco for less than $5.00 - then : Sweep Baking Soda into Sidewalk Cracks to Discourage Weeds. Simply pour or sweep a thick layer of baking soda into sidewalk and patio cracks. The baking soda will kill any small weeds that are already there, and prevent new ones from sprouting

Growing Zucchini . Remedy for powdery mildew - got it on my squash, pumpkin and zucchini plants this year. 1T baking soda, 1/2 t liquid soap and 1 Gal water. Spray weekly, preferably in am, but not when plants are in full sun. Make remedy fresh each time you use it - don't store!

Baking soda neutralizes the ph in the soil and nothing will grow there. I use baking soda in a 6" wide area around all of the edges of my flower beds to keep the grass and weeds from growing into my beds. Just sprinkle it onto the soil so that it covers it lightly. I usually have to do this twice a year - spring and fall.

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Don't toss those coffee grounds!!! Have them do double duty and get the most for your money... Recycle tip. Put them in your garden! If it's frozen outside, dry them out and put them around every plant outside come spring. Great also for a houseplant pick-me-up. Trust me, your vegetation inside and out will LOVE you! I even clean out my k-cups... OH and don't forget about the tea bags... plants LOVE tea too!