The best way to provide yourself with fresh fruits and vegetables is to grow them in your home. And, while it can be fun, there are some problems that you will face if you want to have organic untreated products. Luckily, the best natural option to protect you products is white vinegar.
Weeds are very annoying and hard to get rid off. White vinegar slows down their growth and can even kill some weed varieties such as Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense) which makes it easier to remove their roots.
To eliminate weeds, you will need vinegar that has 20% acetic acid. Spray it consistently on weeds under the sun, especially on hot days.
Restores Water And Soil Ph Balance
Alkaline water and soil can prevent plants from absorbing important minerals such as nitrogen and iron. A tablespoon of vinegar to each gallon of water helps with the case of alkaline water. This is especially useful for acid-loving plants, such as blueberries.
Keeps Unwanted Visitors Away
The smell of white vinegar repels deer, rabbits, and raccoons. Take an old cloth and cut it in pieces. Soak the strips in vinegar, wrap them around wooden sticks and stake them close to your fruits or vegetables. Soak them in vinegar every 7 to 10 days.
Keeps Pets Away
Vinegar prevents cats and dogs to use your garden as a bathroom. Just spray some vinegar on the soil and around the plants to keep them at bay.
Ants also can’t stand the smell of vinegar. Mix equal parts of water and vinegar in a spray bottle and spray anthills and other areas where you see ants.
Removes Fruit Flies
To get rid of fruit flies, mix half a cup of vinegar with a cup of water and add a tablespoon of molasses and a quarter cup of sugar. Pour it in a container that you can hang on a fruit tree. The mixture will attract the fruit flies and they will be trapped in the stickiness.
Gets Rid Of Slugs And Snails
All you have to do is spray undiluted vinegar directly on slugs and snails that you see in your garden.
Cleans And Sterilizes Pots
It is very important where you grow your product. Clean your pots with dish soap and hot water. To sterilize them, mix 1 part water with 2 parts white vinegar and a handful of kosher rock salt and soak the pots in the mixture for 1 hour.
Cleanses Your Hands
After you are done with gardening, wash your hands with soap and water. Then, rinse them distilled vinegar to disinfect them and prevent itching.
Removes Rust From Your Garden Tools
To remove rust from your gardening tools, all you have to do is fill a bucket with vinegar and let your tools soak overnight.
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