6. Get rid of slugs
Want to get rid of slugs? Just sprinkle them with baking soda and they will dissolve into oblivion.
7. Encourage plant flowering
Dissolve a tablespoon of baking soda in two liters of water and use it to water your flowering plants to help them bloom.
8. Grow sweeter tomatoes
sweeter tomatoes with baking soda
Sprinkle a small amount of baking soda around the base of your tomato plants. The baking soda will be absorbed into the soil and reduce the acidity level of the tomatoes, giving them a sweeter rather than a more tart flavor.
9. With acidic soil
If you have acidic soil, sprinkle it with a small amount of baking soda (the rate of application varies depending on the pH level). When you dig, mix the baking soda and water and test your soil again after a few days.
Do this in a small area first. You will be impressed by the results: fewer weeds, more flowers, and a high-yielding garden.
10. Kill cabbage worms
Mix equal parts flour and baking soda and sprinkle it on infected plants. The worms infesting your brassicas will ingest the baking soda mixture by eating the leaves and die quickly.
11. Test the soil pH
Take some soil on a dish and make it muddy. Sprinkle a small amount of baking soda on the soil. If the mixture bubbles, your soil is acidic.