Vinegar handy hints for the garden.
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- Azaleas: Water plants with a mixture of two tablespoons of vinegar per litre of water as Azaleas grow well in acidic soil.
- Kill Grass: Pour full strength vinegar on unwanted grass.
- Cut Flowers: To prolong the life of cut flowers in a vase, add two tablespoons of vinegar and three tablespoons of sugar per litre of warm water. Stems should be in 3-4 inches of water.
- Kill Weeds: Spray full strength undiluted vinegar over weeds. Re-apply often at the first sign of weed re-growth.
- Increase Soil Acidity: In hard water areas, add a cup of vinegar to each four litres of tap water for watering acid loving plants like gardenias, rhododendrons or azaleas. The vinegar will release iron in the soil for the plants to use.
- Neutralise Garden Lime: Rinse your hands liberally with vinegar after working with garden lime to avoid rough and flaking skin.
- Re-potting Plants: To clean pots before re-potting plants, rinse with vinegar to remove excess lime.
- Garden Tools: To clean rust off gardening tools, soak them in undiluted vinegar overnight.
- Ant Deterrent: Spray vinegar around ant trails.