Still having trouble protecting your garden and plants from invasive weeds? Thanks to these easy-to-make recipes at home based on baking soda and white vinegar, get rid of these nuisances once and for all in a natural and non-polluting way.
If nature comes back to life with the arrival of the sun, weeds also thrive. Nothing is more painful than these vegetations which invade our gardens, our planters and our plants constantly. Despite our efforts to pull them out, they are spreading at lightning speed. How to put an end to it once and for all without polluting the earth with chemical weedkillers? Rest assured, it’s very simple. It only takes a few natural products to obtain the ideal natural weedkiller to protect your garden.
Here are all grandma’s tips to know and effective baking soda and vinegar recipes to finally put an end to weeds.
Put an end to chemical weedkillers and prioritize organic
Do not be tempted by the ease of access of chemical weedkillers offered in large quantities on the shelves of your supermarket or garden center because they have harmful effects on the environment: they not only pollute our soil and our water, but they threaten also our health with their substances classified carcinogenic in 2015 by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. Opt instead for natural and organic weedkillers that do not use synthetic chemicals in their composition. Or better yet, there are plenty of eco-friendly, inexpensive alternatives to chemical weedkillers that you can whip up yourself using ingredients that are likely already in your home. Using a few condiments, including white vinegar and baking soda, make yourself effective natural weed killers to water the weeds that will arrive with good weather.
The key blend for an effective natural weedkiller based on baking soda and vinegar
How is it that these ingredients are wonders for the blooming of flowers and plants in the garden? Thanks to its acidity, white vinegar burns the aerial parts of weeds, but unlike chemical weedkillers, it does not infiltrate plant tissues and indeed does not affect their roots. Sodium bicarbonate (or in other words, soda), comes from minerals suitable for weeding, in particular with its salt content which absorbs water and dries up plants, including weeds. Be careful, however, not to add too much salt, as you could also be detrimental to the health of the soil.
Together you have a miraculous weedkiller. However, be careful with excess, because the salt may sterilize the soil if you add too much and be sure to respect the dosage of each ingredient to prevent the mixture from being too acidic.
- 1 liter of water
- 200 g of baking soda
- 40 ml of white vinegar
- Pour into a sprayer and lightly mist the weeds, avoiding your flowers,
- Wait for them to fade,
- Pull out the weeds using a weed knife. To be done once a year.
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Or simply baking soda
Without vinegar, baking soda remains a miracle product as a weedkiller. In addition, this product, which is used daily, is also useful for combating fungal diseases in gardens.
It’s very simple: sprinkle 20g of baking soda directly on each square meter where you do not want plant presence once in the spring and when watering, the granules will dissolve and you will no longer see any diseases or black spots!
Choose a mixture of baking soda and soap
- 1 liter of water
- 1 teaspoon of baking soda
- 3 tablespoons of black soap
- Mix all the ingredients,
- Pour everything into a sprayer,
- Mist the soil between patio slabs and areas that tend to produce weeds.
Boiling water with white vinegar or baking soda
The solution of natural weed control the easiest to set up? Simply boiling water! Pour it directly on the bad plants and it will burn them instantly. Mix the water with vinegar or baking soda to add some minerals suitable for eradicating emerging foliage.
- 1 liter of boiling water
- 4 cl of white vinegar or 70 g of baking soda
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Some alternatives to weed in an ecological way:
The water in potatoes unfortunately often ends up at the bottom of the sink when it could instead serve as an effective weedkiller. Stop making this mistake! Pour the cooking water from the still boiling potatoes directly onto the weeds to burn them or between the slabs as a precaution. Be careful, however, not to touch the vegetation, as it may also burn it.
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Nettle manure is also a good solution for weeding and also makes it more resistant to diseases. In an airtight jar at room temperature, macerate 500 g of unassembled and coarsely chopped young nettles in 5 l of water for a minimum of 15 days,
strain the mixture, pour into a watering can and place where you no longer want to see weeds.
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