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For the past few summers, I have had to battle with leaf blight infecting my tomato plants. Since organic gardening is very important to me, I make finding an organic solution to my gardening problems one of my number one priorities. I refuse to use anything that may be potentially toxic to the environment or my family. While on my quest to find a homemade fungicide to treat my plants, an easy to make mixture jumped right out at me on an organic gardening sight. I would like to share this recipe with anyone who also practices eco friendly gardening.
All you will need for this all around general fungicide is; a gallon jug full of water with 1 Tbs baking soda, and 2 1/2 Tbs vegetable oil added to it. Shake the jug well. After your done add 1/2 tsp of pure castile soap. pour the mixture into a spray bottle and your ready to go. While spraying your plants, make sure you keep shaking the bottle to keep the mix from separating. Spray both the top and bottom of leaves as well as the soil around the infected plant. Repeat every 7 days.
This baking soda spray can be used to treat anthrocnose, early tomato blight, leaf blight and spots, as well as powdery mildew.