Vinegar has a wide range of uses, and despite its kitchen uses, it can be of great help in the garden as well.
Commercial fertilizers are loaded with harmful chemicals which endanger our health and are quite expensive, and on the other hand, vinegar is affordable and eco-friendly.
Here Are 8 Uses of Vinegar in The Garden:
1. Deters Pests and Cats
Cats, dogs, rabbits, moles and rodents detest the smell of vinegar. So, you can keep out these unwanted visitors from your garden. You just have to spray some white vinegar around the garden, and the animals will be all gone.
Also, you can soak some old clothes in vinegar and place them on stakes around your garden. After every rain, add more vinegar.
2. Cleans Clay Pots
Clay pots look attractive in the garden, but also preserve the moisture of the soil and thus and protect the roots during the summer. Yet, they also absorb salt and minerals from the water, sp you need some vinegar to clean them and make them look good again.
Initially, scrub the crusty residue. Next, add a cup of 5% vinegar to 3-4 cups of water and sip the clay pots in it and leave them thus for half an hour. Wipe the remaining residues off with some undiluted vinegar.
3. Fights Fungus
If you notice that your plants are not growing well or have some dark spots on the leaves and stems, they are probably affected by mold or fungus. White vinegar will solve this problem and protect the plants.
Brew some chamomile tea and add two teaspoons of vinegar. Spray the plants with this mixture and watch them become bigger and vivid.
For roses, apply some different technique:
Combine four liters of water and three tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. Spray the roses with this solution and the fungus will be gone.
4. Kills snails and slugs
To stop snails and slugs from destroying your garden, spray some vinegar around your plants.
5. Removes Rust From Garden Tools
Spray some undiluted vinegar on your tools or just dip them in it for several minutes. Then, rinse them well.
6. Refreshes the Acid Loving Plants with Vinegar
Keep your azaleas, gardenias, and rhododendrons happy. Mix a cup of vinegar and a gallon of water and water the plants with the mixture. You will notice a significant growth.
7. Extends the Life of Cut Flowers
To extend the life of your flowers and provide all the needed nutrients, keep them in a vase with 2 tablespoons of vinegar and 1 teaspoon of sugar. Change the mixture every 3-5 days.
8. Removes Weeds
To eliminate weeds, mix a cup of salt, 2 tablespoons of dish soap and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice in a gallon of 5% white vinegar. Pour the solution in a spray bottle and spray it all over the garden.