How to Treat Plant Fungus with Baking Soda

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Using Baking Soda To Prevent and Treat Plant Fungus

Plant Fungus is usually something that affects house plants. However, it can also plague your herb or vegetable garden. Fortunately, you likely have items on hand to prevent and treat plant fungus. These items are easy to find, safe to use, and inexpensive. One of the best benefits, however, is they can be used to treat a variety of plant diseases, conditions, and pest infestations.

In addition, prevention of mold, mildew, and fungus is a process that can be applied to both the indoor and outdoor plants. Baking soda is versatile enough to treat problems on its own or it can be combined with other ingredients to achieve the best results. Here are a few ways you can use baking soda to prevent and treat plant fungus.

Sprinkle baking soda underneath or directly on the leaves of infected plants.

Fungus can sometimes flourish on the woody parts of a plant, which is the reason why mold remover is effective.

Sprinkle your plants with a baking soda/water spray.

Mixture's of baking soda and warm water, mild dishsoap, and dry oatmeal flour are all effective.

You can make your own spray by adding a tablespoon of baking soda to a quart of water.

Still Having Plant Fungus Problems?

Plants affected by fungus can sometimes get rid of the fungus simply by being moved to a different environment or by adjusting the lighting. The fungus spores are so easily spread that they can move from plant to plant even when they are in water. While some areas are more affected by fungus than others, the great news is that fungus is rarely fatal in outdoor plants. Indoors plants can be affected, but there is more potential for damage when your indoor plants are vulnerable. You can treat plant fungus at home by

Check the plants for funguses regularly using a magnifying glass and see what you see.

Increase the humidity in the area by adding some houseplants that like humidity.

Increase air circulation by opening windows and possibly getting a fan.

Remove any fallen leaves and debris from the plants regularly.