Nobody wants to feed their plants with toxic chemicals. There are a lot of fertilizers and chemicals that are made from chemicals.
Even though most of them are really cheap they can have negative effect on our body and the environment. Therefore, if you are one of those who are looking for an inexpensive and eco-friendly product for your garden, you should know that vinegar is the best option.
Distilled vinegar can be used for a lot of things in the garden, and the best thing is you can find it in every store.
12 Amazing Vinegar Uses In The Garden
- Deter cats and pests
Cats, dogs, rabbits, rodents, and moles don’t like the vinegar smell. So, all you need to do is spray pure white vinegar in your garden and keep it untouched. You can also soak old clothes in vinegar and hang them on stakes in your garden.
- Your clay pots will never be dirty again
Clay pots are great because they make the soil stay moist and protected during summer. However, they can absorb minerals from the water, which will make them look unattractive. For this reason you can use white vinegar to make them look bright and clean again:
- First, you should scrub the crusty residues from the pots
- Make a solution out of 5% vinegar in 3 cups of water and dip the pots in it. Let the pots stay in the solution for 30 minutes.
- If you still notice there are some residues after half an hour, you can use undiluted vinegar to wipe them off.
- Repel ants
White vinegar can be used as an insecticide by spraying the vinegar on the affected areas. You will notice that there will be no ants in those spots again.
- Remove weeds
You should spray white vinegar on your walkways and the walls in order to remove weeds.
- Enjoy cut flowers longer than usual
You should add 2 tbsp. of vinegar and 1 tsp. of sugar in a vase and then put the flowers in the vase. You should change the solution every 3-5 days and enjoy in the smell of the freshly cut flowers longer than usual.
- Get rid of weeds
White vinegar is the most powerful product that eliminates weeds.
- You should add 1 cup of salt, 2 tbsp. of dish soap, and 1 tbsp. of lemon juice in 1 gallon of 5% white vinegar.
- Stir the solution well and put it into a spray bottle.
- Spray all the areas where you see the weeds.
- Get rid of garden insects
You should mix 1 part vinegar, 3 parts water, and 1 tsp. of dishwashing soap in a spray bottle. Shake the bottle well and spray around your garden.
- Get rid of fruit flies
You can protect your fruits from flies with this solution:
- Mix 1 tbsp. of molasses, ½ cup of ACV, 1 cup of water, and ¼ cup of sugar.
- Stir well and put the liquid into any kind of container. Then, hang the container on a fruit tree.
- When flies start to attack the fruit tree, they will get trapped into the liquid.
- You can also use the same solution for flies around your home.
- Refresh acid loving plants
Plants such as azaleas, rhododendrons, and gardenias will be happy if you use vinegar on them. If you add 1 cup of vinegar to 1 gallon of water and water the plants with this solution you will notice that they will grow faster.
- Remove rust from garden tools
If you spray undiluted vinegar on your tools and rinse them with water you will remove all the dust.
- Fight fungus
If your plants have dark spots on their leaves and stems and they don’t grow well, they most likely have mold or fungus. You can add 2 tsp. of vinegar to chamomile tea and spray your plants with the blend. If your concern are roses you should add 3 tbsp. of ACV to 4l of water and spray them to eliminate the fungus.
- Get rid of slugs and snails
White vinegar is the best anti-snal product for many gardeners because it keeps all slugs and snails away.