The desire to stay away from toxic pesticides, fungicides, herbicides, and synthetic fertilizers is gaining in popularity as health awareness grows.
Growing your own food organically is the alternative, but the pest problem persists, and fortunately, vinegar is a great alternative to these man-made toxins!
Vinegar can improve plant life and kill weeds at the same time.
Get rid of weeds
Get rid of unwanted garden growth by pouring apple cider vinegar on weeds.
Food for citrus-loving plants
Plants such as gardenias, holly, azaleas, rhododendrons, hydrangeas, and begonias grow beautifully in acidic soils. Spray them with a mixture of 1 gallon of water to 1 cup of white vinegar to help them grow.
Kills fruit flies
To repel fruit and houseflies, mix ½ cup of apple cider vinegar, 1 tablespoon of molasses, ½ cup of sugar, and 1 cup of water.
Then pour the mixture into a suitable container and hang it on the fruit tree. Fruit flies will be trapped there as soon as they try to attack the mixture.
Clean your hands of allergens
You can end up with dirt and allergens on your hands after a day of working in your garden. Wash your hands with distilled vinegar to clean them of debris and make sure they don’t itch.
keep rabbits away
If rabbits are ruining your garden, you can soak cotton balls in distilled vinegar and place them in a container of 35mm film or something similar. Make holes in the top of the container and place it in your garden to keep the rabbits out.
Spray the ants with one part water and one part vinegar to kill them. Spray the areas where ants are likely to be infested to keep them in place.
Wash your garden tools
You can soak gardening tools, such as a shovel or spade, overnight in vinegar to get rid of rust and dirt. You can also fill a plastic bag with vinegar and tie it to a spout to keep it submerged. Rinse everything with water.
Get rid of slugs and snails
If slugs and snails affect the growth of plants, spray them with undiluted vinegar. It will cause them to wilt and die.
Clean your birdbath
Mix undiluted water with white vinegar and use it to clean the bird bath. Make sure to rinse it off with water.
keep kitty away
If your cat uses your garden or your child’s litter box as a toilet, you can pour distilled vinegar into sand or soil to keep them away.
Keep the freshness of the flowers
Help cut flowers in your garden last by adding 2 tablespoons of vinegar and 1 teaspoon of sugar to a quart of water before adding the flowers.