At Survival Life, we believe in bringing you the best garden care tips for a healthier and more abundant survival garden. I personally believe that using all natural solutions to care for your garden is always best. It’s healthier for the plant and for your family. This is why I am going to explain why using vinegar in your survival garden is so beneficial.
6 Benefits Of Using Vinegar
One great example I have brought to you this gardening season is using compost instead of store bought fertilizer, as store bought fertilizer contains chemicals. Check out my article Composting For Beginners | The Building Blocks To A Better Harvest for more information.
There are so many all natural gardening solutions to choose from and this gardening season I strive to bring to you the best in all natural care for your survival garden.
Today, let’s talk about vinegar! It’s not just for household use. It can also be used in the garden! Vinegar is truly one of those extremely versatile products within your home. It’s amazes me how versatile some of the most common household items really are!
Let’s get started on how vinegar can benefit and transform your survival garden!
Give Your Plants a Boost
The following vinegar solution will give your plants a nutritious boost!
Combine 1 tablespoon of sugar and 1 tablespoon of vinegar with 8 ounces of water. Spray on the soil as needed.
Deter Fruit Flies
Trap those pesky fruit flies with an easy to make trap!
What you need:
- ½ cup of apple cider vinegar
- ¼ cup of sugar
- 1 tablespoon of molasses
- 1 cup of water
- Tin cans (clean and empty)
- Sturdy wire
Mix all the ingredients together. Attach sturdy wire to a tin can, pour the mixture inside the can, and hang from the fruit trees. The fruit flies will be attracted to the mixture inside of the can and will become stuck.
Fight Fungus and Mold
Are your plants suffering from fungus and mold? Try this easy to make fungicide recipe!
Combine 2 teaspoons of vinegar with 8 oz of brewed chamomile tea. Spray on your plants that have been affected by fungus and mold.
Having trouble with ants getting into your garden? Try this extremely effective method!
To deter ants, mix equal parts water and white or apple cider vinegar. Spray this mixture directly on ant mounds.
This also works great in the home. Simply spray at the entry points: countertops, door ways, windows, sinks, etc. Ants hate the smell of vinegar!
Deter Cats, Rabbits, Raccoons, Dogs, Deer, and Rodents
These animals detest the smell of vinegar! If you are having a problem with these unwanted guests, here is what you do.
Soak cloth rags in white vinegar for 1-2 hours then attach them to wooden stakes and simply place the wooden stakes throughout your garden. These unwanted guests will take one step into your garden and will quickly turn around and leave.
Pour straight white vinegar directly on the weeds and within 2-3 days they will die. This process may need to be repeated but, it beats the alternative which is buying store bought weed killer packed with chemicals.
Note from the author: The methods listed within this article are not harmful to dogs or cats. They hate the scent of vinegar, as mentioned above, but it will not harm them in the rare case they become curious and small traces of vinegar get on or in their mouth.
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