Hello, spring! With spring finally here, it is time to really prep your garden for spring and summer. I am going to share 8 Unexpected Ways For Using Vinegar In Your Garden! Be prepared to be amazed at all the unique and wonderful ways simple vinegar can be used to get your garden looking amazing. I have found using vinegar hacks like these in my garden has saved me money and helps me from using chemical filled products. If you are on the hunt for ways to make your garden looking great then check out these tips and tricks below.
I know that vinegar hacks have been all over the internet, but I wanted to share the ultimate guide to using vinegar in your garden! Get all your produce and flowers in prime condition for this spring and summer, and make all the neighbors envious.
8 Unexpected Ways For Using Vinegar In Your Garden
Take undiluted vinegar and pour in a spray bottle. Then spray the tops and roots of the weeds that are causing you troubles. Do this a few time during the week, I have found really hot sunny days work best. Just don’t get it on your plants or it will kill them. I do this with weeds that pop up in the cracks of our cement too.
Removes Rust From Garden Supplies
If your pitchforks, rakes, or other garden supplies have rust, just spray some vinegar on them and let it sit for a few minutes. Then with a soft cloth wipe it away to help remove the rust.
If your clay pots or plastic pots have calcium buildup, salt, etc. and are looking under their prime, use vinegar to clean them up. Get rid of any debris on the pots, then soak in a mix of 3 parts water to 1 part distilled vinegar. Let the pots soak for 15-20 minutes and then take a brush and clean them. Repeat as needed.
Some plants (radishes, azaleas, rhubarb, gardenias, potatoes) thrive in acidic soil, and you can make your soil more acidic with distilled vinegar. Just mix 1 cup of vinegar to one gallon of water. Then use that water to feed your plants. Do this about once a month or when you feel your plants need it.
Sadly animals like rabbits, deer, moles, cats, and other rodents can demolish a garden quickly. Soak rags in vinegar and hang them on stakes around your garden. It will act as a natural repellant and keep those pesky animals away. Just resoak the rags every week or two to keep the scent strong.
Create a natural fungal treatment for your plants that is safe to use. Mix a cup of brewed chamomile tea to 3 teaspoons white distilled vinegar. Water your plants with this to help kill any fungus or mold that is lurking.
Hard Water Buildup
You go to grab your hose or even sprinkler after a long winter to see a build-up of hard water. Soak your water sprinklers, ends of water hoses, in vinegar for around an hour to help break it loose. Then gently brush away any extra stuck on, and repeat the soaking if needed.
If you want to cut flowers and put in a vase in your home, extend the life with this vinegar hack. In a liter of water add 1/2 teaspoon of granulated sugar and 2 tablespoons distilled vinegar. This will help your flowers bloom longer.