Use baking soda to test the PH level in your soil. Wet your soil with some distilled water and then sprinkle baking soda on top of it. If the baking soda bubbles, you have acidic soil with a PH level that is probably lower than 5 (7 in neutral).
Mix together 1 Tbsp baking soda, 1 Tbsp vegetable oil, and 1 Tbsp liquid dishwashing soap with a gallon of water. Pour some of the mixture into a spray bottle and spray it on your weeds to kill them.
If you have cabbage worms that are destroying your garden, take care of them with baking soda. Mix together equal parts of baking soda and plain flour and then dust it on your plants.
You can use baking soda to make your tomatoes 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.
Baking soda can help your rose bushes! Mix together one tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp of clear ammonia and one tsp Epsom salt in a gallon of water. One gallon will treat four buses that have lost their luster.
Baking soda actually works really well to clean your terra cotta pots or garden décor. They will look so nice and clean after you scrub them down with baking soda!
You can sprinkle baking soda on your soil so that rabbits, ants, roaches, and silver fish will stay away from your garden. You won’t have to worry about them bothering your garden any longer!
Pour baking soda in between the cracks of your garden stones or sidewalks. It will not only kill any small weeds you have, it will also prevent new weeds from growing in.
Baking soda can help if you have a problem with crabgrass. To kill crabgrass, simply spray it with water and then sprinkle baking soda on it. It takes a few days, and then it will die. Keep it away from grass!
Use baking soda to help keep your cut flowers fresh longer. Fill your vase with water and mix in a teaspoon of baking soda.
After you pick fruits and veggies in your garden, wash them with baking soda. Pour some baking soda onto a damp rag or sponge and gently wipe down the fruit or vegetables. Then rinse them and they are ready to use.
Mix baking soda with water and pour over unwanted mushrooms in your lawn to get rid of them! It will take care of them in no time.
If your compost bin starts to have a fowl smell to it, don’t fear! Pour baking soda in your compost bin to eliminate the odor.
When you are done working in the garden, you can clean the garden dirt off of your hands using baking soda. Get your hands wet and then rub them with the baking soda. The dirt will scrub out really well. Then rinse your hands again and you’re good to go!