Gardening 101: Cool Uses of Vinegar In The Garden

Gardening 101: Cool Uses of Vinegar In The Garden

If you are into gardening and want to produce your own organic food, then you need to stop using chemical pesticides and plant foods. Instead, you are advised to use vinegar.

Thanks to vinegar, you can destroy weeds naturally and support the life of your plants, vegetables, and fruits.

There are 10 cool ways to use apple cider and white vinegar in your garden:

1.Cleanse Your Hands of Allergens:

If you have worked in your garden, you know that you need to get rid of the debris and soothe the itchiness. To this end, wash your hands with some distilled vinegar and there you go.

2. Keep Rabbits at Bay

If rabbits are common guests in your garden, in order to keep them away, you should soak cotton balls in distilled vinegar and place them in a 35mm film container, poke several holes on its top, and keep it in the garden.

3. 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!

4. Keep Flowers Fresh:

Add a teaspoon of sugar and 2 tablespoons of vinegar to a quart of water prior to adding the flowers to keep the freshly cut flowers fresh.

5. Removes Fruit Flies:

Fruit flies love sweet fruit and won’t resist your tasty produce. Mix half a cup of vinegar with a cup of water and add a tablespoon of molasses and a quarter cup of sugar. Pour it in a container that you can hang on a fruit tree. The mixture will attract the fruit flies and they will be trapped in the stickiness.

6. Cleans And Sterilizes Pots:

What you use to grow your plants will eventually end up in your body, so it’s important to clean the pots when you reuse them or when you buy new ones. To clean your pots, scrub them with dish soap and hot water. To sterilize them, mix 1 part water with 2 parts white vinegar and a handful of kosher rock salt and soak the pots in the mixture for 1 hour.

7. 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.

8. Kill Ants:

Spray ant hills with one part water and one part vinegar to kill them. Spray areas where ants are likely to invade to keep them at bay.

9.Food for Acidic Loving Plants:

Some plants like holly, begonias, gardenias, azaleas, rhododendrons, and hydrangeas, grow better in acidic soil, so you should add a cup of white vinegar to a gallon of water and spray them.

10.Keep Cats Away:

Pour some distilled vinegar into the sand and soil to keep cats away from the places in the garden they use as a toilet.