For those of you who take gardening very seriously and take care of your plants like your children, here’s one baby product that can come in handy. It’s the baby powder! Besides being useful for babies, it has other uses that have nothing to do with babies. Baby powder can actually prove to be effective in combating pests and in making garden tools easier to use. Here are some effective uses of baby powder for your garden.
1. Protect The Roots
Sprinkling your flower bulbs, flowers, and plants with baby powder before planting them prevents the roots from rotting due to too much moisture and also provides a coat of protection against hungry mice. Place the bulbs in a large plastic zip-top bag, add in 3 tablespoons of baby powder, and then shake the bag to coat the flower bulbs. Then plant the bulbs whose roots won’t rot or be eaten by mice.
2. Prevent Sweat
Working in the garden can be quite tiring and can make you all sweaty. Sprinkling some baby powder can effectively prevent you from sweating excessively and avoid sweat stains on your clothes. You can also sprinkle baby powder on the underarms, collar, and other areas of your clothes that tend to get sweaty. After you sprinkle the baby powder on the clothes, press the clothing with an iron to set it and create an invisible barrier that absorbs moisture. This also helps you to wash the sweat easily and prevents it from staining your clothes.
3. Sprinkle On Garden Tools
Constant usage of your garden tools such as spades, shears, and shovels can cause calluses and painful blisters. Just
4. Deter Rabbits
Apart from bugs and pests, baby powder can also deter bunnies. Sprinkle some baby powder on young seeds and plants to deter rabbits from gnawing on your plants. The powder acts as a deterrent and makes your plants and flower bulbs undesirable for rabbits. Besides rabbits, the baby powder also prevents chipmunks and other nocturnal invaders.
5. Ward Off Bugs And Pests
Baby powder is also effective in repelling ants
6. Tidy Up Your Dog
Dogs are playful and love to roll on the garden lawn. In the process, they get dirty and their fur may even pick up some hitchhikers in the form of ticks or other
7. Prevent Sticky Gloves
After a hard day’s labor in the garden, the gloves simply refuse to come off because of the sticky sweat. Just coat the insides of your gardening gloves with baby powder and it becomes easy to wear them and take them off. The baby powder also offers protection from itchy, sore post-gardening hands.
8. Keep Your Garden Boots Fresh
Just like your garden gloves, your garden boots too can end up smelly and sticky. Working in moist conditions makes your boots smell obnoxious. Sprinkle some baby
9. Discourage Nocturnal Visitors
While rabbits and chipmunks generally visit your garden during the day, some nocturnal animals such as raccoons and opossums invade your garden during the night. They dig up your garden in search of edible flower bulbs and vegetables but can be easily discouraged by some baby powder. Sprinkle the baby powder in a circle around your vegetables as they hate the texture of the powder, which irritates their paws.