Baking soda in the garden: This is how you use the home remedy against aphids and weeds
Created: 06/30/2022, 23:42
By: Andrea Stettner
Baking soda is a real insider tip among natural home remedies.
The powder can also be used in the garden against aphids, weeds and the like.
has often proven to be a true all-rounder in the household.
The white powder is not only ideal as a cleaner in the bathroom, kitchen etc., but is also used in cooking and baking, for example in baking powder.
That is why it is often referred to in the trade as
or cooking soda.
The effect of this natural home remedy is based on a simple principle: If sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3), as baking soda is actually called, is mixed with water, carbon dioxide is released.
You can use this effect not only at home, but also in the garden.
Baking soda can be used to combat aphids or weeds in the garden.
But the miracle cure also improves the soil.
Baking soda: How to use baking soda in the garden
Baking soda against fungal diseases:
Baking soda can be used wonderfully as a natural fungicide against fungal diseases such as powdery mildew or gray rot.
Depending on the severity of the infestation, dissolve
two to five tablespoons of baking soda in half a liter
of water and pour everything into a spray bottle.
Spray the affected parts of the plant several times a day, it is best to remove heavily infested areas beforehand.
Treatment should be carried out as quickly as possible, as fungal diseases can spread and damage neighboring plants at breakneck speed.
Baking soda against weeds:
who lovingly tends and cares for his garden, weeds are a real thorn in his side.
The wild plants simply sprout everywhere, be it in patio joints or in the vegetable patch.
But baking soda can also help with this problem in a natural way:
Simply sprinkle some of the baking soda powder directly on the weeds
, so it should die quickly.
Or you can make a mixture of one tablespoon of baking soda in one liter of water, boil it up and apply it to the uninvited weeds several times with a spray bottle.
When used in the bed, however, you should keep a distance of at least ten centimeters from the vegetable plants.
If that doesn't help, try anti-weed pasta water.
Baking soda against aphids
: Baking soda is also said to work wonders against pests such as aphids.
To do this, dissolve two tablespoons of baking soda in one liter of water.
Then use a spray bottle to spread the water-soda mixture generously over the affected plants.
don't forget the underside of the leaf, where most aphids cavort.
On wet days,
magazine recommends adding some cooking oil so that the mixture sticks better to the plants.
Incidentally, many other home remedies such as milk or black tea also help against aphids.
Baking soda against ants:
Who has too many ants in the garden
according to the experts von
also fight it with baking soda.
To do this, however, the little crawlers have to eat the powder.
To make baking soda palatable to the ants, mix baking soda powder with a dry bait such as sugar or powdered sugar in a ratio of 1:1 and place it in an ant street or directly in the nest.
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