If you have the opportunity, dealing with gardening is one of the best physical activities you can do because it brings many physical and psychological advantages. Moreover, modern and homemade products will be of much higher quality than what you would buy from a market or store.
Baking soda may be a safer and cheaper option for your garden instead of other artificial chemicals.
To keep insects away from your garden, mix 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 2 tablespoons of baking soda with a few drops of soap and about 5 liters of water. To keep insects away from your garden, spray this mixture into your garden every 3 days.
As a second method, mix flour and baking soda in equal amounts. You can use this mud mixture to destroy any worms that grow with cauliflower.
Finally, mix 5 tablespoons of baking soda with the same amount of granulated sugar and add 1 tablespoon of water. You can pour this mixture into ant nests. You can reduce the population of membrane-winged insects in your garden by adding a small amount of vinegar.
To get rid of unwanted weeds in your garden, mix 4 teaspoons of baking soda and about 4 liters of water. You can apply this mixture to problem areas.
In order to protect fruits and vegetables from mold, you can mix 1 tablespoon of carbuncate, 2.5 tablespoons of agricultural oil and about 5 liters of water and squeeze on them.
To get rid of weeds, clean the weeds that come out of the cracks in the walkways and moisten those spaces. Then, apply a thin layer of baking soda to these cracks like plaster.
You will need half a cup of baking soda and half a cup of vinegar to measure the pH of your soil. Then take two pieces of soil and place them in different containers. Take the vinegar and pour it into one of the containers. If it starts to bubble, the pH is above 7 or it’s basic.
If the bubbles do not appear, mix the baking soda with half a cup of water and pour it over the other soil and if you see bubbles appear immediately, this indicates that the soil is acidic.
You can also sprinkle a small amount of baking soda on it to suppress the smell of the fertilizer.
Tomatoes tend to be sweeter when grown in less acidic soils. For this reason, you can sprinkle carbonate on their soil.
To increase the blooming of begonias, hydrangeas and geraniums, mix a tablespoon of baking soda in about 2 liters of water and water your flowers once a month with this mixture.
To make lilies, iris flowers, geraniums and daisies healthier and brighter, you can add some baking soda into their water before watering.
You can also use baking soda to clean decoration items in your garden. Mix 2 tablespoons of baking soda in about 1 liter of hot water. Apply this mixture with a brush to the decoration items and get rid of stubborn stains.
Baking soda is also a great option for cleaning your garden walkways. When they are covered with herbs and soil, clean this path with a similar mixture and you will find that it is more wonderful than before.
Translated by: Dilara Koru
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