Vinegar has myriads of uses in the kitchen, but it can also do miracles in the garden! Look at these 12 amazing vinegar uses in the garden to know more.
The vinegar is a natural product and is useful for both the home and garden.
1. Clean Clay Pots
As clay pots age, they absorb calcium, minerals, and salts from water and fertilizers all making them look ugly. If you want to bring them to their original glory– Use vinegar.
For this, mix 1 liter water, 1 cup vinegar, and 1 teaspoon dish soap.
2. Remove weeds on walls and walkway
Using vinegar is a great way to eliminate weeds that pop up on the walls of your garden or from the crevices of the walkway. To kill them, simply spray the place with pure white vinegar.
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 animals away from the 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 try this simple hack in the video.
5. Extend the life of cut flowers
You can use vinegar to extend the life of cut flowers: Add two tablespoons of vinegar and a teaspoon of sugar per liter of water.
6. 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 kills weeds within 2-3 days after application. To make it, mix 1 liter vinegar, 2 tablespoons of rock salt, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, and half tablespoon dish soap.
7. Vinegar Garden Insect Spray
Vinegar is an effective solution for eliminating garden insects. Follow the tutorial in video to make the spray.
8. Deter fruit flies
Save your fruit crops from the fruit flies, make a bait using vinegar. For this, mix 1/4 cup sugar, half cup apple cider vinegar, and 1 tablespoon molasses.
9. Make acid-loving plants happy
Keep the acid-loving plants such as rhododendrons, gardenias, or azaleas happy with vinegar. Although its effect is temporary, you can give a quick acid boost to plants with vinegar. Mix cup of white vinegar to a gallon of water and water you acid-loving plants with this solution.
10. 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.
11. 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!
12. 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. Check the video to learn how to do it.
13. Facilitate germination
The outer shell of the seeds is made of up a hard membrane that in some seeds disrupts the germination process such as in okra and nasturtiums. To facilitate germination soak the seeds overnight in a solution of water and a few drops of vinegar.
14. Outdoor furniture cleaning
Outdoor furniture is more susceptible to degradation, damage, and buildup compared to indoor furniture. You can save your time and effort that scrubbing will take by wiping the furniture with a cloth soaked in vinegar to clean it.
15. Cleaning birdbaths
Not keeping the birdbaths clean can turn your act of kindness into a disaster. The water can get contaminated by bacterias and severely affect the health of the bird. Weekly scrubbing with white vinegar keeps the birdbath in optimum condition and good as new. Also, it keeps the germs, unwanted odors, and algae growth and bay.
16. Removing water lines
Formation of water lines on old vases is a common occurrence which diminishes the beauty of the otherwise beautiful vase. It can be a glass vase or a vintage glass container that’s not cleaned in a long time, and thus mineral deposits form white lines or film. To remedy this, try the solution in the video.
17. Getting rid of berry stains|
Harvesting berries take a toll on the hands as they get stained. If you got a berry stain on your hands, you already know how hard it can become to clean up that stain. Use distilled white vinegar to wash hands as that’ll get rid of the berry stains quickly and gently without making the skin dry, dull, and bruised.
18. Detering snakes
Follow the video to learn this simple hack.
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