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Baking soda

(Sodium bicarbonate)

Baking soda is a white soluble compound that has fungicidal properties when used as spray on diseased plants. It also serves as protectant (on plants) from disease-causing pathogens.

Method 1

  • Mix 1 tbsp of baking soda and 1 tbsp of dormant oil or vegetable oil
  • Add 4 liters of water
  • Stir well
  • Add tbsp of dish washing liquid soap
  • Stir it again
  • Method 2

  • Dissolve 1 tbsp of baking soda in 4 cups of warm water
  • Add 1 tsp of liquid soap
  • Stir well
  • Method 3

  • Mix 1 tbsp of baking soda and 2 1/2 tbsp of vegetable oil
  • Add 4 liters of water
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  • Stir well
  • How to apply?

    1. Fill-in water can or sprinkler.
    2. Stir or shake the container from time to time to prevent soda from separating.
    3. Repeat application every after 2 weeks.
    4. Apply baking soda spray as soon as the symptoms appear. Be sure to include the undersides of the plants' foliage.

    Pest controlled

    1. Powdery mildew
    2. Black spot
    3. and other fungal diseases

    Standard procedures for the preparation and application of homemade extracts

    1. Spray in the early morning or late afternoon.
    2. Use utensils for the extract preparation that are not use for your food preparation and for drinking and cooking water containers. Clean properly all the utensils every time after using them.
    3. Do not have a direct contact with the crude extract while in the process of the preparation and during the application.
    4. Make sure that you place the extract out of reach of children and house pets while leaving it overnight.
    5. Harvest all the mature and ripe fruits before extract application.
    6. Always test the extract formulation on a few infected plants first before going into large scale spraying. When adding soap as an emulsifier, use a potash-based one.
    7. Wear protective clothing while applying the extract.
    8. Wash your hands after handling the extract.


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