For every gardener, molds can really be a problem. Both outdoor gardens and indoor gardens can easily be affected or infested with molds. Even though molds are a big problem for gardeners in their gardens, may it be outdoor garden and indoor garden, molds still play a very important role in digesting dead things in the environment, including dead leaves, dead grass, twigs, paper, drywall, and many more. For indoor gardens, such as indoor herb gardens, indoor flower gardens, indoor vegetable gardens, etc., are at higher risks for mold growth, since indoor gardens have higher chances in retaining moisture depending on the humidity level indoors.
Boric acid is not something new when it comes to household products. Borax, the famous household product used for laundry contains boric acid. Boric acid is a type of acid that is corrosive, odorless, and colorless. Boric acid is not only used for laundry, boric acid can also be used as a fire retardant, antiseptic, or even as an insecticide. There are some people who do not know that boric acid can also be used in killing molds or even preventing molds from the garden, may it be outdoor garden or an indoor garden.
Boric Acid for Mold Prevention
Boric acid will not only get rid of molds and prevent molds, it can effectively kill the roots of mold spores. To use boric acid for molds, add 1 cup of boric acid to 1 part of 35% hydrogen peroxide and 3 parts water in a one gallon container.
Use Boric Acid Formula for Mold Prevention
Using the boric acid formula is very easy. All you have to do is follow these easy steps:
- Transfer some of the solution into a small spraying bottle. Spraying bottles will make it easy for you to reach all parts of the plants, even under the leaves.
- If your plants are already infested with molds, you will have to spray enough amounts of the boric acid solution directly to the molds to kill the molds up to its roots.
- Once you are sure that you have sprayed enough amounts of boric acid to molds, you can now then wipe off the molds.
- If your plants do not have any molds yet, and you plan on using the boric acid as a preventive measure for molds, just spray the boric acid solution to all parts of the plant and let it dry overnight.
- The next day, spray the boric acid solution all over again and this time, don’t let it dry. Wipe your entire garden dry.