Gardening With Baking Soda

Hello Everyone!!!   We have such a lovely day here in Missouri.  After the rain…the sun is shining and everything is fresh and beautiful.

Just wanted to mention a few things that baking soda can do out in the garden.

  • To test soil acidity…add a pinch of baking soda to 1 tablespoon of soil. If it fizzes, the soil’s pH level is probably less than 5.0.
  • Flower species that prefer alkaline soil such as geranium, begonia, and hydrangea should be watered occasionally with a weak baking soda solution.
  • Sprinkle baking soda lightly around tomato plants. This will sweeten the tomatoes by lowering their acidity.
  • Carnations, mums, and petunias prefer neutral soil. To raise potting soil alkalinity, apply a baking soda solution very sparingly.
  • Coat clay pots with a thin layer of baking soda when transplanting plants, before adding the soil. This will help keep the dirt fresh.
  • Dip cut flowers in a solution of baking soda and water to lengthen their life.
    English: No name baking soda

    English: No name baking soda (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


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