10 Amazing Vinegar Uses In The Garden!
The chemicals and toxins are the last thing you want to feed your garden plants. The market offers thousands of chemical pesticides and fertilizers. Although these are super cheap, they are definitely bad for the environment, not to mention its detrimental effect on health.
Vinegar is the best choice for gardeners looking for an environmentally and safe friendly product. Look at these 1o amazing vinegar uses in garden to know more.
1. Getting Rid of Garden Bugs
Combine three parts of water, one part vinegar and one teaspoon of some dish washing cleaner in a spray bottle. Shake the contents and spray in your garden.
2. Cleans clay pots easily
Clay pots are great for keeping the soil moist and protecting the roots in the summer, but they’re difficult to clean. Luckily, white vinegar can help you in this case as well – just spray some of it directly on them and they will look great again.
3. Get rid of ants
Vinegar is very effective in getting rid of ants. To repel ants, mix equal amounts of water and vinegar (either white or apple cider) and spray the solution on the ant hills in your garden. The strong scent of vinegar will make the ants avoid the places sprayed with vinegar.
4. Keep away animals from garden
Many animals including common garden destroyers like rodents, moles, cats, dogs, rabbits, and deer loathe the strong scent of vinegar. You can keep out these unwanted visitors from the garden by soaking several old clothes in white vinegar and placing them on stakes around your garden where they usually come most.
5. Kill Weeds
If you want to get rid of those pesky plants in your garden that come out again & again: Use vinegar. Vinegar is a weed killer and can be used for effective weed control. Spraying it kill weeds within 2-3 days after application.
6. Clean rust from garden tools
Vinegar can be used to make the garden tools rust free. Just spray or soak the tools in undiluted vinegar and leave them for a few minutes and then rinse and clean the tool. You can also clean the birdbaths and birdhouses in your garden from vinegar!
7. Eliminates fruit flies
Mix ½ a cup of ACV, ¼ a cup of sugar, 1 cup of water and a tablespoon of honey well and pour the mixture in a plastic container which you should then hang on the fruit tree. Fruit flies love this mixture and will get trapped in it, which will keep them away from your fruits.
8. Save plants from fungus
You can protect the plants suffering from fungus and mold, the vinegar fungicide recipe is simple and easy– Add 2 tsp of vinegar in brewed chamomile tea and spray this on the affected plants in your garden. It’s safe and organic!
9. Kill slugs and snails
Of many uses of vinegar, this one is getting popular among gardeners. You can kill snails and slugs with the help of vinegar.
10. Germinate seeds
Use white vinegar to germinate seeds. You can also use okra, asparagus, moon flower, glories and other seeds that do not germinate easily. First, rub the seeds with coarse sandpaper. Do it the night before you plant them. Make a solution with 500ml of warm water, 125ml of vinegar and a little liquid detergent. Soak your seeds in it. Plant the next day and enjoy watching them grow.