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Mitigate Mildew

Mitigate Mildew

Choose this safe solution instead of poisonous fungicides to eliminate
bothersome mildew from your flower and vegetable plants.

  • 1 tablespoon baking soda or washing soda
  • 1 tablespoon liquid soap (optional—the soap adds insecticidal qualities)
  • 1 gallon water

Easy Directions

Buy or round up a gallon jug of water and add the baking soda or washing soda
(and optional soap). Screw on the top and shake vigorously to blend. Pour
into a spray bottle and spray on mildew.

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6:56AM PST on Feb 18, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

6:13AM PST on Dec 2, 2010

and cheap too

4:07PM PDT on May 30, 2010

Great suggestion. Thanks

4:39AM PST on Dec 30, 2009

Good info...

9:42PM PDT on Jun 2, 2007

does this work on walls as well? i dont know if its mold or mildew or even what the difference is, but the last rain my windows were left open and now its really gross along the window edges. i tried soap and water and that worked to a point but i need something slightly more permanent. thanks for the great advice

10:02PM PDT on May 26, 2007

Simple and easy. Thank you

9:07AM PDT on May 26, 2007

For mildewed clothes and towels, try soaking them in vinegear. You can just add a cup to the wash water, and maybe some instead of fabric softener in the rinse.
This spray looks great.

2:56PM PDT on May 24, 2007

Vinegar works great too! Old school they way my dad taught me!

5:57AM PDT on May 23, 2007

Oh thank goodness! I stopped using bleach for our enviroment and could not get rid of the mildew anymore. I had tried other solutions but to no avail. Living in Florida, there is a lot of mildew. I will try it and let you know!

1:21AM PDT on May 23, 2007

Thank you

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