Vinegar can be used for so many things, and it finds great application in your garden. If you use commercial fertilizers, then you should probably know that these are packed with chemicals, not to mention their price.
Vinegar, on the other hand, is cheap, effective, and safe.
We give you 12 ways to use vinegar in your garden:
Get rid of fruit flies
Add half a cup of apple cider vinegar, a tablespoon of molasses, a quarter cup of sugar and a cup of water into a container of your choice. Hang it in your garden. The stubborn fruit flies will drown in the liquid.
Spray vinegar on your walkways and walls to make your garden neat.
Steep chamomile tea, and add in two teaspoons of vinegar. Spray your plants with the solution, and the dark spots will soon disappear. Roses require a different treatment. Add 3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to 4 liters of water, and spray your roses.
Keep pests and pets away
Pets, moles, and rodents hate vinegar. Spray your garden with white vinegar, and you will never ever see a cat wandering around your garden. Soak old clothes and hang it in your garden. This is another handy trick.
Combine a cup of salt, 2 tablespoons of dish soap, a tablespoon of lemon juice and a gallon of 5% white vinegar. Spray the solution in your garden.
Spray white vinegar on affected areas, and ants will go away instantly. Do this for a couple of days.
Keep cut flowers fresh for longer
Add two tablespoons of vinegar and a teaspoon of sugar to your vase. Add new solution every 3-5 days.
Get rid of garden insects
Spray your garden with a solution of 3 parts water, 1 part vinegar, and a teaspoon of dishwashing detergent.
Soak your tools in undiluted vinegar. Rinse well.
Clean clay pots
Clay pots are amazing for your garden, as they protect plans in hot summer days. But, clay absorbs salt and minerals from the soil. You can clean them with vinegar.
Scrub any residue, and clean the clay with 5% vinegar solution. Use pure vinegar to remove any residues.
Get rid of snails and slugs
Apple cider vinegar is one of the most powerful anti-snail product. Use it in your garden to keep snails away.
Add a cup of vinegar to a gallon of water. Use this solution to water your azaleas, gardenias, and rhododendrons.
Use vinegar to germinate seeds of okra, moonflowers, asparagus, glories and other seeds that don’t germinate easily. First, scrub the seeds with coarse sandpaper, and soak them in a solution made of 125ml vinegar, 500ml water, and a tiny bit of washing liquid. Soak the seeds overnight, and plant them next morning.