Are you aware that there are 12 ways vinegar will save your garden? Vinegar has many household uses, but those uses continue right on out into the garden. Don’t miss what using vinegar in the garden can do for you !
Ways Vinegar Will Save Your Garden
Using Vinegar In The Garden
I love having clay pots in my garden, but they can get dull and dirty rather quickly. However, an easy way to deal with this is by washing them in vinegar. It breaks down dirt and other grime while restoring their nice color!
Help repel animals and other pests from your garden by using vinegar! Simply soak a few rags in vinegar and hang them around your garden. This should keep cats, dogs and other animals away.
For acid -loving plants, use vinegar to make the soil so much better for them. Mix 1 cup of white vinegar with 1 gallon of water and add it to the soil for plants like rhododendrons and azaleas.
Spray vinegar on weeds to help get rid of them. Just make sure you don’t spray it on your other plants or else you may end up killing them as well.
Mix together equal parts water and vinegar into a spray bottle. Use this to help combat ants in your garden. Spray the entrance to the ant hill or the paths that the ants like to walk to get into your house or garden. See the flowers that can help you deter pests in your garden.
Extend the life of your cut flowers with some vinegar. Just add 2 tablespoons of vinegar and 1 teaspoon of sugar per liter of water and the flowers will last longer.
Want a more natural way to repel insects in your garden? Mix together 3 parts water, 1 part vinegar, and a teaspoon of dish soap. Put it in a spray bottle and spray around your garden’s edges to repel insects. Using vinegar in the garden this way is not only effective, but it is safe.
I love growing fruit, but fruit flies are the WORST! If you have the same problem, here’s a solution. Mix one cup of water with ½ cup apple cider vinegar, ¼ cup of sugar, and one tablespoon of molasses. Hang the mixture by your fruit trees and the flies will get trapped in it!
After a long day of gardening, soak your tools in vinegar for a few minutes and then rinse them off. This helps prevent rust. If they already have rust on them, then it will help get rid of those unsightly rust stains.
Using Vinegar In The Garden- Additional Uses
Fungus is usually a death sentence for some plants. A great way to fight this is by adding 2 teaspoons of vinegar to brewed chamomile tea and then spraying it on the plant with the fungus problem until it goes away.
By mixing 500 ml of water with 125 ml of vinegar, you can help your seeds germinate better. Just soak them in the mixture the night before planting and it should help them. If the seed is really hard to germinate, then rub it between some coarse sandpaper before soaking it.
Use white distilled vinegar to clean your bird feeders and keep the birds safe and healthy. This is a natural cleaner that won’t do harm to the birds if they accidentally ingest some of it.
You’ve got some great ideas here! I have never tried to clean my terra cotta pots, but now I’m looking forward to polishing them up with vinegar! They’ll look as good as new 🙂 Cheers, Mary Jane
Jonathan William Blaine says
This is a really good set of ideas about using vinegar. I especially like the recipes for ridding the garden of pests and the ones for feeding the plants!
You have a photo of pouring vinegar on a “weed” and i just wanted to point out that “weed” is plantain and it takes the sting out of a bee sting and it really works by crunching up a leaf and rubbing it on the sting and the pain goes away. Look around if you’re at a picnic and if someone gets stung, you can rescue them with plantain.
I had no idea! Thank you for sharing this awesome tip!
Chris R says
Plantain an amazing weed?. when you hit your golden years,, try this: one leave in hot water, aka cup of tea before bedtime and you get at least 8 hours sleep ????? I have been doing this for about 5 years already.
Plantain and jewel weed are both good for drying up a poison ivy rash, too. Pick a handful of the leaves, crush, and scrub the itchy swollen rash. Let the green juices stay on your skin for a bit, then wash. Helps relieve the itch and heal the rash.
Sounds great . Thanks for the information
I didn’t know there were so many ways to use vinegar in a garden. This will save me some money and I’m always looking for ways to budget when it comes to gardening. Thank you for sharing!
Thank you for reading!
We consider dandelions to be “weeds”, but have you checked out the benefits?!!
#9 has a recipe for repelling bugs in fruit trees, but the image of ingredients does not match. Is the recipe correct?
Sorry, the image was wrong. It has been corrected. The recipe featured is correct!
Would like to try the plantain in tea can it be purchased at a health store
I would guess it can be!
Is the vinegar and water mix safe for blueberries? Tomatoes?
Kasi Smith says