The use of soda ash in the garden

the use of soda ash in the garden Blog

Soda ash has become widespread in the fight against garden pests. Especially effective is the use of a solution of soda ash in the event of powdery mildew.

Soda ash (sodium salt of carbonic acid) by its chemical properties refers to anhydrous sodium carbonate obtained by calcining raw materials.

Soda ash is freely available in powder form, which is convenient to use. A solution of sodium carbonate is universal and widely used by gardeners in the fight against a number of diseases of garden crops.

soda ash treatment

Yellowing and falling leaves of cultivated plants is a misfortune that all gardeners face sooner or later. Powdery mildew or other plant diseases associated with high humidity are easily overcome with a properly prepared soda solution.

Recipe for a universal powdery mildew solution:

  1. in a bucket of water (10 liters) dissolve 2 tbsp. soda ash;
  2. add 40 g of laundry soap shavings to a thoroughly mixed solution.

Spraying is done once a week. To ensure a good result, the weather on the day of spraying should not be windy, hot or rainy.

For the prevention of plant diseases, 1-2 times treatment is carried out in the period from the beginning of the ovary of the kidneys to the end of flowering.

A solution of soda ash has proven itself perfectly as a means of caring for perennial flowers. The solution is prepared at the rate of 4 tbsp. l. soda in a bucket of water. Flowers are processed throughout the growing season.

A solution of soda ash perfectly copes with gray rot of plants. To do this, in 10 liters. water is diluted with 1 tbsp. soda and produce surface watering of the affected plants. Processing is carried out several times no more than once every 2 weeks.

Recipe for a solution for the prevention and control of viburnum leaf beetle:

  1. green (potassium) soap – 1 bar;
  2. water – 10 liters;
  3. soda ash – 1 tbsp.

The solution is treated with the back side of the leaves of plants until the disease disappears completely. The frequency of plant treatment is 1 time per week.

Recipe for a solution for rejuvenating rose bushes:

  • 5 l. water;
  • 1 tsp sodium carbonate;
  • ½ tsp ammonia;
  • 1 tsp Epsom salts.

The ready-made solution is suitable for both irrigation and surface spraying. The frequency of the procedure is 1 time in 10 days. For young plants, ammonia should be excluded from the recipe.

To create decorative paths between tile joints, soda ash will help get rid of excess small weeds. It is necessary to treat the tile joints several times with a concentrated soda solution. For the best result, hot weather without precipitation in the next 2 weeks will be optimal.

Soda ash on guard of horticultural crops

Caterpillars and other pests on cabbage leaves are a big threat to future crops.

Recipe for aphids and other pests of vegetable crops:
• Mix soda ash with flour, ash or vegetable pollen in a ratio of 1:1 and generously sprinkle the affected plants.

An absolute contraindication to bringing the procedure of pollination or spraying is hot weather, because. can cause even more damage to tender leaves.

Empirically, gardeners came to the conclusion that if you feed the tomatoes with a soda solution during the flowering and growing season, their taste improves significantly.

To prevent yellowing of cucumber foliage, the root part of the culture is shed with the following soda solution:
• 10 liters. water dissolve 1 tbsp. l. soda.

Determining the level of soil acidity

To analyze the composition and fertility of the soil, experienced gardeners in their garden plots determine the level of soil acidity using soda ash. Based on the chemical properties of soda (a fairly strong alkali), when mixed with an acidic environment, a quenching reaction occurs, which is accompanied by hissing. Because, if the soil is really acidic, then such a reaction can really be observed. Soda is also used to reduce the acidity of the soil, mixing it into the soil in a certain strict dosage.

Tips and general advice

Proper care, timely treatment and prevention of diseases of horticultural crops is the key to a good harvest and abundant flowering.

A good prevention of plant diseases is timely weeding, thinning and pruning. Thinning and weeding plants prevents the reproduction of spores. Timely prevention by spraying against diseases that often affect plants is a necessary measure to protect the garden from pests.

Affected leaves should be removed and destroyed immediately by burning. Periodic feeding and watering of plants strengthens their protective properties.

It is very important to follow the rules of crop rotation. It is necessary to change the planting sites annually. Plant neighborhood rules also help increase yields and protect plants from pests.

Be sure to plant and work tools of the gardener must be processed. For these purposes, a concentrated solution of soda ash is used.

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