Hydrogen Peroxide For Plants in Organic Gardening

Have you noticed sometimes plant leaves start turning brown, the stem starts bending or the entire plants seem to be dying. These symptoms occur when the plant roots start rotting. Plants’ roots begin to rot when there is an overwhelming presence of bacteria harmful to the plants or the presence of a large number of fungi in the soil. Plants’ roots also start to rot when there is excess moisture in the soil. When overwatered, plant roots cannot take enough oxygen thus suffocating the entire plant. ┬áThe solution to this problem is Hydrogen Peroxide.

Hydrogen Peroxide has multiple uses in organic gardening. You can use Hydrogen Peroxide as fungicide, insecticide, pesticide and antibacterial agent. You can also use Hydrogen Peroxide to restore oxygen balance in the soil. Generally speaking, you can use Hydrogen Peroxide in two ways, one by directly adding to the soil, two by spraying on the foliage. The first method is for soil treatment and the second method is for controlling fungus, bugs, pests and insects.

How to Use Hydrogen Peroxide For Plants

Method #1

Mix water and Hydrogen Peroxide in 1:1 ratio and water your plants with this mixture. While watering, make sure, you do not pour on the stem or leaves because high concentration of Hydrogen Peroxide can burn the plants. Watering plants with the solution of water and Hydrogen Peroxide will kill bacteria and fungi on the soil, thus letting the roots grow well.

Method #2

Make a solution of Hydrogen Peroxide and water by mixing tablespoon of Hydrogen Peroxide in one cup of water. Spray this solution on the stem, leaves, flowers and fruits. This solution of Hydrogen Peroxide and water will protect plants, flowers and fruits from insects, worms, bugs, and other pests.

How Does Hydrogen Peroxide For Plants Work

Just like water, Hydrogen Peroxide is a compound formed by hydrogen and oxygen. Water is two parts hydrogen and one part oxygen, however, Hydrogen Peroxide is two parts hydrogen and two parts oxygen. When Hydrogen Peroxide breaks down, it separates into hydrogen and oxygen. However, the amount of oxygen in Hydrogen Peroxide is double than in water. Since Hydrogen Peroxide has excess oxygen, when you add Hydrogen Peroxide solution in the soil it strengthens the roots thus making the plant become stronger and healthier.

Benefits of Using Hydrogen Peroxide For Plants

Hydrogen Peroxide kills bacteria and fungus in the soil thus helping plants grow healthy by improving the soil condition.

Hydrogen Peroxide chase away pests, bugs, insects, ants and stop stems, leaves, flowers, and fruits from being eaten.

Hydrogen Peroxide helps plant growth. Hydrogen Peroxide contains excess oxygen which helps the roots to absorb more nutrients from the soil.

You can also pre-treat seeds with Hydrogen Peroxide that can stop roots from rotting and prevent other plant disease.

You can use Hydrogen Peroxide to treat old planting containers or seeding tray. Hydrogen Peroxide will disinfect your old planting containers or seeding tray.

Add a 1:1 Hydrogen Peroxide and water solution in the soil to disinfect the soil. This kind of soil treatment also aids in plant growth.  

Have you used Hydrogen Peroxide for Your plants? If you have used Hydrogen Peroxide in your garden please share your experience and also tell us other uses of hydrogen peroxide in the garden that we did not mention here.

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