It’s good for “baby” flowers, too!Tatiana Ayazo/Rd.com
Baby powder has a surprising number of uses that have nothing to do with babies. It can help cool down hot sheets in the summer, remove stains, and get rid of mold—and those are just some of its awesome household uses. But you won’t believe all the ways it can make gardening easier, too. Here are the reasons you should keep a bottle in your garden shed or garage. First of all, it’s good for bulbs! If you sprinkle bulbs with baby powder before planting them, their roots are less likely to rot. Baby powder also functions as a nice layer of protection against hungry mice.
Keep bugs awayTatiana Ayazo/Rd.com
If you see ants in your garden, it’s unfortunately probably only a matter of time before you see them in your house. Luckily, though, baby powder can help shield both your home and your garden—ants avoid it! And repelling ants will also keep away aphids, also known as plant lice. These parasitic plant killers have a symbiotic relationship with ants. Finally, sprinkling baby powder directly onto the leaves can help keep away leaf-munching Japanese beetles. Here are 10 other ways to get rid of household pests without chemicals.