Soda is a universal substance that is not only used in everyday life, but is also successfully used for feeding tomatoes. Every hostess can find her, and even if she doesn’t, her purchase will not require large financial expenditures. How to use soda, you can learn from the proposed material.
Experienced gardeners know that soda has a lot of useful properties. Its use, unlike chemicals, is absolutely safe for plants. Soda-based dressings are used not only for tomatoes, but also for cucumbers and other crops. Soda has the following actions:
Soda-based solutions disinfect seed, container for future seedlings, greenhouse frames. Spores of the fungus, bacteria and pathogens simply will not survive in an alkaline environment, which is created after processing plants. Its use is capable reduce soil acidity. With its help you can get rid of pests such as aphid, spider mites and caterpillars. Also, soda solution has a positive effect on the growth rate and development of tomatoes.
The solution should not be prepared in metal containers, and the water in any case should not be hot.
Benefits of using
- overdose of the substance is not terrible for plants;
- does not require large financial costs;
- universality, soda solutions protect against fungus, viruses, pests and promote active growth;
- lasting effect after application;
- the solution is non-toxic and cannot harm plants and beneficial insects;
Deficiencies when using not identified.
Soda in the fight against pests and diseases
Often plants are attacked by pests who want to feast on succulent leaves. The use of chemicals is not always appropriate, especially at the stage of fruit ripening. In this case, the soda solution prepared from 75 grams of baking soda and 10 liters of water will help. They are sprayed landing every 7-10 days until the harmful insects do not disappear.
For prophylactic purposes, seedlings are watered with 5% bicarbonate solution. Also, the solution is suitable for processing the foliage and stems of adult plants. This procedure will keep the saturated color of the leaves and improve fruit set.
For the prevention of diseases using the following solution:
- 1 tbsp. spoon of baking soda;
- 1 tbsp. spoon of vegetable oil;
- 5 liters of water at room temperature;
- 1 tbsp. spoon of soap;
First mix the soda and oil, then add any liquid soap and stir the resulting mixture in five liters of distilled water. In the finished solution, add one crushed aspirin tablet and mix well. The resulting solution to spray the plants once every 10 days.
Types of treatments
For tomatoes, use root and foliar feeding. For irrigation mainly used 1% aqueous solution, this is the optimal concentration. The soil is fertilized approximately once every 10 days, after applying it, they carefully monitor the plants and observe the temperature conditions. We can not allow tomatoes to overheat.
For foliar dressing use a sprayer, make the solution less concentrated.The procedure is best carried out after the sun has disappeared over the horizon or in cloudy weather. Contact with direct sunlight after spraying is unacceptable, it can threaten the plants to get burned.
The use of soda solutions in different periods of tomato growing season
- Before planting - soda solution is used to reduce the acidity of the soil, for tomatoes the recommended pH value is 6-6.5;
- Adding soda to the compost will prevent unpleasant odor and disinfect the infusion.
- 5% solution is used to disinfect the container for seedlings;
- For disinfection, seeds are soaked for a day in 1% soda solution before planting;
- In the period of active growth, foliar feeding with 0.5% soda solution will serve as an excellent prevention against pests and diseases;
- After planting in the soil, seedlings are watered with 5% bicarbonate solution for prophylactic purposes, it also has a positive effect on the growth of bushes;
Soda in the fight against yellowing foliage
Often gardeners are faced with the fact that the leaves on the tomatoes prematurely turn yellow and fall off. To prevent this from happening, it is necessary to water the tomatoes with slightly concentrated soda solution at least three times per season. Starting from July, this is done just at this time in the street there is unbearable heat, and the sun ruthlessly burns plants. Prepare a means for irrigation of 10 liters of water and 1 tbsp. spoon of soda.
Due to such a substance as soda, many gardeners refused to use chemicals. Soda solution not only helps tomatoes grow and develop, but also protects against many diseases and pests. Of course, to achieve the result you need to respect the proportions in the preparation of the "miracle" means.
For more than five years I have not been using purchased products, it turns out that there are a lot of folk remedies for supplements, as well as for combating diseases and pests. And it's not just about saving money, but also getting green fruits without adding chemicals. Relatively recently, discovered soda solutions. With their help, you can help plants grow as well as protect them from harmful insects and diseases. With the help of this substance you can get rid of common diseases such as: powdery mildew and late blight.
A neighbor in the country last year suggested a good recipe for the prevention of fungal diseases. In addition, the preparation of funds will not take more than two minutes and save the budget. This year I decided to use it, dissolved 100 grams of soda in 10 liters of water and sprinkled tomatoes. The procedure was repeated over the summer 3 times with an interval of approximately 14 days. I was pleased with the result, the tomatoes did not hurt, although they planted a variety that was prone to late blight. I think I will continue to use this recipe in the future, next year I want to try a solution on cucumbers.