Incredible Garden Hacks to Save You Time and Money

2. Baking Soda for Sweet Tomatoes

Materials Needed: Baking soda
Cost to Make: $0.65*

Growing vegetables can be a sure-fire way to live a more sustainable and independent life, but no one ever said it was simple. Some crops never come to anything, while others end up tasting bitter and inedible. However, if you’re trying to grow tomatoes, there’s an age-old trick that could help.

Baking Soda for Sweet Tomatoes @krazycouponlady / Pinterest.comBaking Soda for Sweet Tomatoes @krazycouponlady / Pinterest.com

You can pick up a bag of Kroger’s own baking soda for just 65 cents. According to experts, sprinkling it over the soil around the tomatoes makes for a bigger, sweeter yield when the fruit starts to grow!