Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2)
Definition - What does Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2) mean?
Hydrogen peroxide is a chemical compound represented by the formula H2O2. Hydrogen peroxide has several different applications including industrial, medical, and horticultural.
In horticultural applications, hydrogen peroxide is thought to be very compatible with organic gardens, as it can be used as a pesticide, water treatment, or used to treat root rot.
Additionally, hydrogen peroxide can be applied to many different kinds of plants.
MaximumYield explains Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2)
Hydrogen peroxide has natural anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. This is why, even when used in the smallest amounts, hydrogen peroxide can be exceedingly beneficial when used in plant care.
When hydrogen peroxide breaks down, it will decompose into water and oxygen. Its oxygenating properties are particularly helpful when applied to oxygen-deprived soil. It will break down in the soil and boost oxygen levels.
In addition to boosting oxygen levels in soil, hydrogen peroxide can be used as a pesticide. This is particularly helpful for organic gardens or instances when traditional pesticides may be too harmful to surrounding organisms.
A small amount of hydrogen peroxide, when applied to plant, can help kill cut worms, nematodes, gnat larvae, and even some types of fungi. However, it should not be used too often as it may take a toll on beneficial soil organisms.