1. Use Baking Soda To Test the PH Level of the Soil
Wet your soil with some distilled water and sprinkle a handful baking soda over the damp part. If the soil begins to bubble, you have acidic soil with a PH level that is probably lower than 5. Read More onHydraform.
2. Sweeten Tomatoes
Want your tomatoes to taste even sweeter? The lower the acid level is in the soil, the sweeter your tomatoes will be. If you sprinkle baking soda on the soil around your tomato plants (don’t get it on the plant), it absorbs into the soil and helps to lower the acid level.
Tutorial: The Gardening Cook
3. Homemade Plant Fungicide
Mix 4 Tbsp with 1 gallon of water to get a homemade fungicide that is cheaper and has much fewer chemicals and toxins than other fungicides. Video from Gary Pilarchik on youtube.
4. Get Rid of Slugs
If you want to kill slugs quickly, just sprinkle a little baking soda on them! The baking soda will cause them to dry out and die.
5. Keep Your Cut Flowers Last Longer
If you have cut flowers and you want to extend its life, just dip the flowers into a mixture of baking soda and water.
Tutorial: Best of Tipsb
6. Smelly Compost
If you have a compost that reeks, then use some baking soda to fix it up! Just add it to your compost pile and, after a while, the stench should start disappearing. Baking soda helps stop acid buildup so the smell isn’t as overwhelming.
7. Battle Ants
Take a small amount of powdered sugar and mix it with an equal amount of baking soda. Then place small amounts in areas where ants are seen. The powdered sugar will attract ants and the baking soda will kill them when they eat it.
8. Kill Weeds
Tutorial: SF Gate
Pour a generous amount of baking soda into the cracks and it should kill smaller weeds and prevent new ones from growing. You might have to pull out larger weeds and grass clumps first. Do this every few months and the grass and weeds should stay away.
9. Get Rid of Cabbage Worms
- take some baking soda and some flour in equal parts: mix 1 cup of flour with 1 cup of baking soda in a bowl;
- Make sure to mix it well.
- Take the mixture and spray your cabbage plants with it.
10. Stopping White Powdery Mildew