Vinegar is known for its wide range of uses. It can be used in the kitchen however it can be of great help in the garden too. Namely, commercial fertilizers are loaded with harmful chemicals that endanger our health and are very expensive. However, on the other hand, vinegar is eco-friendly and affordable as well.
We will reveal the 12 ways in which you can use the vinegar in the garden:
1. Removes Weeds
If you want to eliminate weeds, just mix a cup of salt, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of dish soap in a gallon about of 5% white vinegar. Then, pour the solution in a spray bottle and just spray it all over the garden.
2. Deters Pests and Cats
If you spray some white vinegar around the garden, you will keep the cats, dogs, rabbits, moles and rodents at bay since its smell is simply awful for them. Likewise, you can also soak some of your old clothes in vinegar and then place them on stakes around whole garden.
3. Eliminates Ants
Feel free to spray vinegar all over the house to remove ants because it is definitely one of the most powerful organic insecticides. You must repeat this after a couple of days in order to ensure all ants are gone.
4. Extends The Life of Cut Flowers
In order to extend the life of your flowers and provide all the needed nutrients too, you need to keep them in a vase with 2 tablespoons of vinegar and 1 teaspoon of sugar. Don’t forget to change the mixture every 3-5 days.
5. Eliminates Garden Insects
Take a spray bottle and mix 3 parts of water, a teaspoon of dishwashing agent and 1 part of vinegar. You need to spray it around to fight garden insects.
6. Removes Rust From Garden Tools
You can choose whether to dip the tools in some undiluted vinegar or just spray on them, and then rinse well in order to clean them from the rust.
7. Cleans Clay Pots
Although they look attractive in the garden, clay pots also preserve the moisture of the soil and thus and protect the roots during the whole summer. What is more, they also absorb salt and minerals from the water. Initially, you need to scrub the crusty residue. After that just add a cup of 5% vinegar to 3-4 cups of water and sip the clay pots in it. Next, leave them for half an hour. Eventually, wipe the remaining residues off with some undiluted vinegar.
8. Removes Fruit Flies
If you want to keep fruit flies and household flies at bay, you need to mix half quarter cup of sugar, a tablespoon of molasses, cup of apple cider vinegar and a cup of water. Next, pour the mixture into a suitable container and then hang it on the fruit tree. As soon as they try to attack the mixture the fruit flies will be trapped in it.
9. Repels Weeds
If you want to get rid of the weeds on your walkways and walls then you can use the vinegar. However, you can also enhance the entire look of your garden.
10. Fights Fungus
Vinegar can help you in this case when mold or fungus impede the growth of your plants, thus leave dark spots on their stems and leaves. All you have to do is brew some chamomile tea and just add 2 teaspoons of vinegar. After that, just pour the mixture into a spray bottle, and spray all over your plants.
This will work great and it will boost the growth of your plants as well. In case you grow roses, then add 3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in about 4 liters of water, and spray the roses.
11. Destroys Snails and Slugs
You can use the apple cider vinegar to prevent the appearance of snails since it is a powerful anti-snail product..
12. Refreshes The plants
If you want to refresh your rhododendrons, azaleas, gardenias and boost their growth, just add a cup of vinegar to a gallon of water and then use the solution to water them.
Germination of germs
White vinegar is very powerful since it can help you accelerate the germination of seeds. Especially in the case of okra, glories, moonflowers, asparagus and such seeds that do not germinate easily.
Remember that you need to rub the seeds with coarse sandpaper the night before planting them. After that, you need to mix 500 ml of warm water125 ml of vinegar and a bit of washing-up liquid. Then, soak the seeds in this mixture, and plant them in the morning.