6 Ways to Use Baking Soda in the Garden

Baking soda is a great solution for many common gardening problems! Discover how to utilize baking soda in the garden to ward off pests, diseases, and other issues. 

Cleaning your bird bath with baking soda is fantastic garden use. Shake baking soda into basin. Sharon Erdt: Looking at the foam reaction is enjoyable and easy to clean. 

Clean a Bird Feeder

This removes rose black spots. Mix 1 tablespoon baking soda, 2 1/2 tablespoons horticultural oil, and 1 gallon water. Laura Horning recommends spraying roses with this solution when symptoms begin and every 1-2 weeks afterward

Prevent Black Spot on Rose

Spray grapes with 1 tablespoon baking soda and a gallon of water at the first indication of brown rot. This spray has only been needed once a season.

Stop Rot on Grape

Cheap natural aphid and spider mite repellant. Mix 1 teaspoon baking soda and 1/3 cup cooking oil. Keep it covered until needed. Henryette Marshall advises spraying 2 tablespoons of mixture with 1 cup water.

Win the Bug Battle

Add baking soda to the basin and shake. It is harmless for birds and effectively gets rid of mold," explains Stephen Holland of Sandown, New Hampshire.  

Clean a Bird Bath

Before washing, wipe a clothing with baking soda and water to eliminate perspiration stains and odor. It also cleans hard-to-clean polyester knits, explains Lavern Wolf.

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