Baking Soda In The Garden

The POWER of Baking Soda in Your Garden

What I love about baking soda is that it can be used beyond the kitchen. Even in the bathroom baking soda has been and still is used to whiten teeth. It is interesting to know the positive effects

baking sodas have in the garden to bring about amazing results. This natural product is being used by many homeowners and therefore has gained worldwide attention.

So for those of you who are weekend warriors and love to spend time in your gardens, I know, you will find this information to be most useful. With that said here are some awesome facts about baking soda in the garden.

Baking Soda in the Garden

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1. Clean garden furniture and other garden fixtures with baking soda. Simply sprinkle baking soda on garden fixtures and wipe them with a damp cloth and watch as those fixtures become as clean as a whistle.

2. Want sweeter tomatoes then sprinkle baking soda around the base of plants to lower soil ph and enjoy delicious tomatoes.

3. To eliminate slugs and snails from your garden just sprinkle baking soda on them and your job is done. This is a safe approach that is environmentally friendly.

4. Keep your plants sparkling with baking soda. Apply about a tablespoon to a 32 0z spray bottle add water shake well and spray then clean with a cloth. Your plants will love you for it.

5. Get more bloom from your flowering plants. Add baking soda to the water and then water garden plants and be amazed by the number of flowers your plant produces.

6. Composting is great for your garden but the smell is something else. To prevent odors that come from a compost pile sprinkle some baking soda on the pile.

7. Test soil ph by making mud from your soil and then adding a few drops of baking soda if the soil is acidic then it will bubble.

8. Eliminate weeds in a safe way by using baking soda. Simply sprinkle baking soda on weeds this will kill them, also sprinkle baking soda into the cracks and crevices of sidewalks and walkways will destroy weeds.

9. Eliminate cabbage worms with baking soda by mixing equal parts of flour with baking soda and dust plants. This is a safe way to treat cabbage worms while protecting your garden edibles.

10. Preserve your cut flowers with baking soda. Just add a tablespoon of baking soda to two quarts of water and you will be on your way to enjoying your flowers a lot longer. Change the water every 2-3 days and repeat the process.

11. Using baking soda to, kill crabgrass is simple, just cut the grass low and apply baking soda.

Baking Soda in the Garden

  • Always do a test by applying small amounts to plants.
  • Be careful when applying baking soda in your garden, the goal is to get targeted weeds, not your garden plants because a build of baking soda on plants will do more harm than good.

Final word

Baking powder offers some amazing results that are natural and environmentally safe. So if you have not, start today by making this a part of your garden tool to help you to win the war on the many issues you face from time to time in your garden.


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Norman loves being in the garden, both at home and for his job....
he is 'Natures Little helper' being outdoors, growing his vegetables and flowers from an early age.
Now having spent over 22 years in the profession he want to give some of his knowledge to others...
his vast array of hints and tips you will find scattered over this site will help you no end growing plants in your garden.

7 thoughts on “Baking Soda In The Garden”

  1. You have some great pointers here, thanks for putting it together. I had no idea that banking soda had so many uses. I didn’t even realize it was in toothpaste but I have been using it to clean silver for yrs.
    I do have a question though, do you know if there is anything that baking soda damages?

    • Hello Joseph so good to meet you an I am so happy that I could help. Baking soda is really amazing but there can be miss use of this product for example some peopel have washed their hair with baking soda and reported that thier hair got damage.

      Some have even damage their skin with miss use of this product. I believe that we should keep it simple whether in our kitchens, in the garden or where we have proven this product is most effective. Hope this help all the best to you and have a good day.

  2. These are some great tips! I’ve known about baking soda in the garden, but to spray on plants? I had not heard this before and am definitely going to try it. I typically wipe down my plants leaves with banana peels to clean them. Do you know if baking soda is more effective than this?

    • Hello Catherine so nice to hear from you again. I have heard of this method also and it seems to be very effective. Baking soda can have the seem effect in my opinion if done properly. Hope this help. Have a good day.

  3. These were great tips about how to use baking soda in the garden. It is so versatile. I absolutely hate slugs and the damage they create. I will be using it to help get rid of them. Thanks for the warning about being careful of using to much and the damage it will cause on edible plants.

    • Banking soda can be used in so many ways andthe good part is it dose not cost much but it can do a whole lot. Thanks again for your comments, I am so happy that I could help have a good day.

  4. Great article Norman!

    Wow! Baking soda has so many uses. I will need to try some of these tips out in my garden.
    I planted some Kale which have grown but I have not eaten much due to the insects on them which is off putting. I will try sprinkling baking soda on the leaves.

    Thanks for these tips.


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