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10 Genius Ways to Use Baking Soda in the Garden

Written by Grace & Silas
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Baking soda can be found in almost every home, and it seems there’s no end to the clever ways that you can use baking soda around the house. This inexpensive and environmentally-friendly lifesaver has far more uses than most we realize – and many of those uses extend well beyond your backyard. It has so many benefits when used in the garden and you certainly stand to benefit a lot from its usage.

Having a clean and nice garden is definitely a great idea, that’s why I found tips on how to use baking soda in your garden  Check these clever hacks out!

Houseplant Cleaner

Found from Balcony Garden Weed

Cleaning regularly your houseplant’s leaves helps with photosynthesis. Adding a pinch of baking soda to your water cleaner can totally make your plant glow anew.

Make a Non-Toxic Fungicide

Found from Gardening Soul

If you want a non-toxic way to get rid of fungi, then try this super easy formula. Just mix 4 teaspoons of baking soda with a gallon of water and you have a perfect solution. It’s so simple.

Sweeten Your Tomatoes

Found from Creekline House

It might come as a surprise that you can use baking soda for sweetening your tomatoes but it works! It’s incredibly simple, you just need to sprinkle the baking soda on the plants and your tomatoes will start to sweeten over time.

Remove Powdery Mildew

Found from DIY Home Life

Having powdery mildew on your plants is a pain and it looks disgusting and awful. Thankfully with just a tablespoon of baking soda and a 2 ½ part of horticultural oil with a gallon of water, it comes fast.

Kills Cabbage Worm

Found from DIY Home Life

Say goodbye to these stubborn insects by applying a mix of an equal part of  flour and baking soda to your plants.

For Testing Soil Acidity

Found from Creekline House

Here’s a quick hack to test your soil acidity. Sprinkle a small amount of baking soda on the ground and test the acidity level, if it bubbles, your soil is acidic.

Weed Killer!

Found from DIY Home Life

Now, this is my favorite! Just pour baking soda in a thick layer into cracks on a sidewalks or patios. The baking soda will kill weeds that have already sprouted and will prevent new ones coming up! This is really amazing and non-toxic!

Garden Cleaner

Found from Almanac

Clean your garden’s pots by using baking soda. These homemade cleaners are simple and a great way to save money and keep things non-toxic.

Extend Flower Life

Found from Wikihow

Want your bouquets to last longer?  Me too. Try putting a pinch of salt mixed with a baking soda to your favorite vase. Let’s keep those lovely blooms lovely for a long time.


By now you probably know that a humble box of baking soda can go well beyond your kitchen cabinet and do some pretty amazing things to your garden. It’s a safe alternative to harsh, chemical-laden cleaners you could use, and a box generally costs less than a $1 at the supermarket. You’re saving pennies and helping the environment! So start applying these tips and let me know what you think in the comments.

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Silas and Grace always had a passion for travel. So in 2016, they started Chasing Foxes as an independent income source. 4 months after launch, they were making enough money from their blog to travel full-time, and in the past 5 years, they’ve been able to encourage others in their blogging journeys too. Learn more about Silas & Grace.

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