Hey there all of you Garden of Eden fans out there and welcome to our latest edition of “Tip of the Week,” where we provide all of you some tips and tricks to keep your indoor flowers and outdoor gardens looking spectacular all the year through! This week, we’re giving you all the uses a common household product can have in the garden—a product that is often overlooked when it comes to gardening: baking soda! Besides being a key ingredient for baking cakes, baking soda has several applications in the household garden. One such example is as a soil booster as adding a teaspoon of baking soda with water can be used to raise the alkalinity levels in soil. This method will work wonders on plants such as hydrangeas and begonias, and other flowers that thrive in alkaline soil. Not only that, but by coating your pots with a thin layer of baking soda before you plant in them, you can keep potted plants looking fresh. This method works regardless if they are plants you are planting yourself, or ones that you got from a florist. Baking soda also has many applications as a natural pesticide. By mixing it with flour, you can create a concoction that will kill just about anything in your garden, from slugs to cabbage worms, and even to fungus. So the next time you pass the baking soda in the grocery store, try to keep in mind all the uses it has in your garden. It is a cheap, effective way to make your gardening experience just a little bit easier. For more gardening tips and tricks, be sure to check back to our blog every Monday for our latest edition of “Tip of the Week”!