Twelve Vinegar Uses For The Garden


There are so many great resources that can be helpful to our gardens and a lot of these resources can be found lying around our house.

So look into the different things that we can use to benefit our gardens!

Here are some ways that we can use vinegar to help out in the garden.
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  1. Be Gone Fruit Flies 1 cup of water, ½ a cup of apple cider vinegar, ¼ cup of sugar and a tablespoon of molasses is the secret solvent to protecting your fruit and fruit trees. You make a tin wire, from clean cans, or dependable sting hanger and you hang it in or near your trees. This will draw the flies in and then trap them.


  1. For Acid Loving Plants Plants that thrive in acidic soil love vinegar. If you put some vinegar in the water that you water the plants with then the iron levels in the soil will go up. This is good for these types of plants.
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  1. Be Gone Ants If you spray any parts of your garden that has an ant problem, including ant hills, with pure vinegar for a few days then your ant problem should go away!
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  1. No More Deter Rabbits, Raccoons, and Cats If you let something, such as cotton balls, corn cobs, or rags, soak in vinegar for a few hours and then place it around your garden then any problems with deter rabbits, raccoons, and cats should disappear. The best part of this is that it is natural and simple; the animals simply do not like the smell of the vinegar. There is no harm in it.


  1. No Moldy Containers When planning to use an old pot or container for a plant, it is important to ensure that the container is completely clean and rid of residue. A great and natural way to do this is to clean the containers with a mixture of vinegar and water. This will kill mold residue and your new plant can thrive!
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  1. For the Dog Owners…   We all love our dogs. They really are excellent friends. But sometimes they cause brown spots in your yard from frequently urinating in the same spot. There is an unusual and easy fix to this. Add a tablespoon of vinegar to your dog’s water and the spots will start to go away. This improves the look of your yard and potential garden space!


  1. Get Rid of Unwanted Grass and Weeds  Give your unwanted grass and weeds a dosage of pure vinegar, and salt too if you want to be thorough, and watch them disappear and stay gone for quite a while. Do it a few times to get the wanted results. It is a natural substitute for all the chemical stuff in the stores.
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  1. Feed Your Vase Flowers If you grow flowers in your garden, or simply got some, then vinegar is a big help in preserving them after they are picked and in a vase. Just add this mixture to the water they are in: 2 tablespoons of vinegar, 2 tablespoons of sugar. Be sure to trim the ends of the flowers and change the mixture about every five days.


  1. Fertilizer for Potted Plants A good way to fertilize potted plants and to purify the water you put in them is to add two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to a gallon of water and use that for their water.


  1. No More Rust Any rusty lawn chairs, yard tools, or garden tools? Well, vinegar can help with that. Spraying or soaking those things in undiluted vinegar gets rid of the rust. All you have to do is wipe it clean afterwards.
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  1. Gets Rid of Slugs  Slugs and snails often eat lettuce and veggies that are growing in your garden. This is very annoying. So a good way to ensure that they won’t come back is to spray them with pure vinegar.


  1. Natural Fungicide Two tablespoons of vinegar and brewed chamomile tea makes for a great and natural fungicide to spray on your plants. It kills mold as well. Also, you can clean your tools with a mixture of vinegar and water to ensure that any mold or fungus residue on your tools is gone.




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