Vinegar can be used for many things, and it can be used in the garden as well besides being used in the kitchen.
The fertilizers that people normally use contain a lot of dangerous chemicals that can affect our health and they cost a lot of money, but vinegar is safe for the environment and our health and is also cheap to buy.
We have prepared a list of 12 ways that you can use vinegar in your garden:
1. Repels Weeds
Vinegar can eliminate the weed that has grown on the walls and pathways and also improve the appearance of your garden.
2. Kills Ants
It also has the ability to act as a strong organic insecticide, so if you have any problem with ants, just spray the house or garden with it and they will be gone. You can do this again after a few days to make sure that all the ants are eliminated.
3. Removes Weeds
To get rid of the weed you need to make a mixture of 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, 2 tablespoons of dish soap, and a cup of salt and add them in a gallon of 5% white vinegar. Spray the entire garden with this solution.
4. Kills garden insects
To solve the problem with the unwanted garden insects, just spray the places with this mixture – 1 teaspoon of dishwashing agent, 1 part of vinegar and 3 parts of water and pour it in a spray bottle.
5. Clean clay pots
Clay pots have an important role in gardening, because they can protect the plant roots from in the hot summer days, and maintain the soil moist. But while doing this, they also get all the minerals and salt from the water and do not look nice, so use vinegar to clean the residue on them and improve their appearance.
First take off the entire crusty residue. After that make a mixture with 3-4 cups of water and one cup of 5% vinegar and put the pots in it and let them soak for about thirty minutes. Use undiluted vinegar to clean the rest of the residues.
6. Refreshes The plants
You can also use vinegar to make a solution of one cup of vinegar and a gallon of water if you want to refresh your rhododendrons, gardenias and azaleas and improve their growth.
7. Eliminate fruit flies
To get rid of fruit flies and household flies just prepare this mixture of a cup of water, ¼ cup of sugar, one tablespoon of molasses, and ½ cup of apple cider vinegar.
After that you need to put the mixture on the fruit tree in a container. The flies will try to attack it and they will get trapped inside.
8. Fights fungus
Fungus is another thing that is unwanted in the garden because it prevents the plants to grow, and also causes dark spot on the leaves and the stems. But vinegar is also beneficial for this problem. Just mix 2 teaspoons of vinegar with some chamomile tea. After that just spray the plants.
It will help the plants to grow faster. For roses, mix 4 liters of water with 3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar.
9. Deters Pests and Cats
Rodents, moles, rabbits, dogs and cats hate the smell of vinegar, so they will run away from your garden if you just spray white vinegar in it. Also put old clothes in vinegar and spread them around your garden.
10. Prolongs the lifetime of cut flowers
To make your cut flowers fresh longer time in the vase, just pour 2 tablespoons of vinegar and 1 teaspoon of sugar and your will nourish your flowers. Pour a new mixture every 3-5 days.
11. Clean the garden tools from rust
Clean the rust from your garden tools by soaking them in undiluted vinegar or you can spray them. After clean them nicely.
12. Destroys Snails and Slugs
You can also eliminate the slugs and snails using apple cider vinegar because it can act as a very strong anti-snail product.
13. Germination of germs
Seeds that do not germinate easily like the glories, asparagus, moonflowers, okra and other can be accelerated with white vinegar.
The evening before you plant the seeds, rub them with coarse sandpaper. After that, soak them in mixture of a little bit of washing up liquid, 500ml of warm water and 125ml of vinegar. Plant them the next day.