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Get Your Daylilies To Bloom With This Helpful Kitchen Ingredient
Daylilies are a popular perennial due to their low-maintenance and various colors. To encourage their brightest blooms, try adding baking soda to the soil to make it more alkaline.
Most alkaline-loving flowers, like daylilies, thrive at a pH of up to 8.5. Since baking soda has a high pH, adding it to the soil is an easy way to create an alkaline environment.
First, test your soil, and if it is on the acidic side, use careful amounts of baking soda to gently raise the pH, as increasing it by too much can end up harming your daylilies.
To use this method, fill your watering can with a mix of 1 gallon of water and 1 tablespoon of baking soda. Water your plants as normal and repeat the process every few months.