Table vinegar is multifunctional and is no less necessary in the country than in the kitchen.
How to use it in the garden? How can it make life easier for a summer resident?
Vinegar against pests
Vinegar can be used as an insecticide to get rid of harmful insects by scaring them off, killing them, or trapping them.
WARNING. When working with vinegar (especially with essence), you need to be careful – wear gloves, and when spraying plants, protect your face with glasses and a gauze bandage.
In 10 liters of water, mix 10 tbsp. a spoonful of 9% table vinegar and treat the affected plants with a sprayer. The object of influence is any plant on which aphids appear (tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplants, peppers, etc.).
Cruciferous fleas, butterflies and caterpillars of the cabbage moth and cabbage whitefly.
The object of influence is white cabbage, turnip, radish, daikon, broccoli, radish.
Dissolve 2 tbsp. spoons of 70% vinegar essence in 8 liters of water and treat the leaves.
The object of influence is home flowers, fruits and vegetables in vases.
A little pure apple cider vinegar is poured into a jar or glass, the neck of the container is covered with cling film, two small holes with a diameter of 0.5 cm are made with scissors. Drosophila get inside and cannot get out.
Vinegar against plant diseases
Vinegar can reduce the activity of some fungal pathogens. In an acidic environment, they cannot reproduce and die.
It is caused by lower fungi, occurs on tomatoes, potatoes, strawberry roots. A solution of 10 liters of water and 8 tbsp. a spoonful of 9% table vinegar is sprayed on the plants and the soil around. Used before and during illness.
As a soil acidifier
If the soil is neutral and alkaline, vinegar can become an excellent “top-up” for some “sour” lovers. These are azalea, heather, hydrangea, gardenia, lupine, lily of the valley, badan, creeping creeper, goldenrod.
Among vegetables and berries, such plants are much less – horseradish, sorrel, blueberry, cranberry, yarrow, mountain ash.
A month before the buds appear, you can water the soil under the plants every 7-10 days with a solution of 9% vinegar (7-8 tablespoons per 10 liters of water). At the first flowers, such waterings are stopped. Vegetables and berries are acidified a couple of times per season.
As a stimulant
Table vinegar is used to treat seeds before sowing to speed up germination and stimulate the growth of seedlings.
The object of influence is the seeds of parsley, dill, parsnip, carrot, tomato, pepper, eggplant, cucumber, zucchini, pumpkin, squash.
Prepare a 0.1% solution of vinegar (1 part of 9% vinegar to 9 parts of water), wet a piece of gauze or cotton cloth and wrap the seeds in it. Nightshade and pumpkin – no more than 7-8 hours. Then the seeds are slightly dried and sown. Strong and friendly stairs appear 2 times faster.
Vinegar for deterrence
The unpleasant smell of vinegar is not only for people, but also for animals, so it is a simple weapon against uninvited guests.
The object of influence is cats, flies, ants.
Spray 9% vinegar on the edges of the cat’s favorite parts of the garden and the sides of the children’s sandbox, and he will avoid them. If it has rained, the procedure is repeated.
Regularly wipe furniture, window frames and door openings with a solution of 9% vinegar and water (1:1). The sour smell quickly becomes elusive for humans, but it works longer on insects.