6 Ways to Use Baking Soda in the Garden 

Roses, cucumbers, and squash experience powdery mildew. Alkalizing leaves with baking soda inhibits powdery mildew. Mix 1 tablespoon baking soda, 1 gallon water, and a few drops liquid soap. Every 1-2 weeks, infected plants require both sides of leaves treated.  

Controlling Powdery Mildew 

Baked soda repels aphids and cabbage worms. Sprinkle baking soda and flour evenly over pest-prone plants. Fine powder irritates bugs, preventing plant damage.  

Deterring Pests 

In acidic soils, baking soda raises pH. Avoid baking soda and soil pH overcorrection. After soil testing, raise pH with baking soda.  

Neutralizing Soil pH 

Baking soda cleans pots, containers, and garden equipment safely. Baking soda-water paste for instrument and surface cleaning. Thoroughly rinse after cleaning.  

Cleaning Garden Tools 

Compost bins stink from organic garbage. Baking soda decreases compost pile acidity and odors. Baking soda reduces compost pile odors and promotes composting.  

Deodorizing Compost 

Baking soda naturally destroys weeds on pathways and driveways. Baking soda in concrete or paving stone cracks deters weeds. Regain weed control.  

Removing Weeds from Paths 

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