My grief - these dandelions. Gardeners know how hard it is to get rid of them: even the tiniest remnant of the root gives birth to such offspring that mum does not grieve. You need to start fighting with them even before flowering - we wet a cotton cord with vinegar and place it under the plant.
We will add vinegar constantly until it destroys the root. There is one thing - either you destroy this dandelion or it will destroy your garden.
Aphids also hate vinegar
And now we will arrange a VIP reception for the caterpillars. Put a cup of sugar in a 2 liter plastic bottle, pour in a cup of apple cider vinegar and finely chop the banana peel. Fill to the top with water, shake the bottle well. We will tie the rope tightly around the neck of the bottle and hang it on the lower branch of the tree. Change bait as needed.
Gardeners, this is for you
There is no need to carry the soil for analysis to the laboratory. We learn to quickly determine the alkalinity and acidity of the soil: we took a couple of handfuls of earth into a box, poured vinegar over it. If there is a hiss and bubbles, you have it alkaline.
And we will check the acidity by mixing your soil in water with baking soda. If at the same time the soil hisses, then it is acidic. Many city dwellers are of the opinion that it is possible to lower the pH of the soil simply by sprinkling vinegar on the soil. This is far from the case - only by hard manual labor. And this is not a topic for this article.
But you can optimize the germination of woody thick-skinned seeds by rubbing them between two sheets of thick paper or fine-grained sandpaper and then soaking half a cup of apple cider vinegar in a liter of warm water in a solution overnight.
Rinse with running water in the morning. (And I harden the seeds like this: I put them in the refrigerator on the lower shelf for a couple of days, and then I gradually move them to the coldest place.)
These can't stand the smell of vinegar. I advise you to go through the site and fill the holes and approaches to them. We do not need them on the site.
Furniture and gazebos
And what happened to our summer country furniture over the winter - all mold has gone! Instead of steaming with soap and water, sprinkle it with pure vinegar from a spray bottle - it instantly leaves. Wooden benches are also perfectly cleaned with vinegar. Generally, in your patio (whoever has it) or in a place where you just like to sit and relax in the evening, vinegar is indispensable - almost everything can be cleaned with it.
To rejuvenate the peony bushes (the roots of which age and rot over time, which makes the flowers shrink and fade), dig up the roots in the fall, remove dead spots, keep the roots in a bucket of vinegar (or manganese) water.
Admire the bright, large flowers in May and June. And cut flowers can be kept fresh for a long time like this: for a vase of water 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar and 2 teaspoons of sugar. Change the water in a new way every day.
Azaleas and gardenias - vinegar addicts
Drizzle occasionally with vinegar-acidified water. They grow well in acidic soils. And in alkaline leaves they instantly turn yellow - by the way, you and the natural pH meter of your garden-garden. Vinegar also treats many other plant diseases, including rye, black spot and mold.
But do not overdo it: only 2 teaspoons per 2 liters of water and into a spray bottle. It should be sprayed either very early in the morning or in the evening, so as not to cause burns to the foliage.
Homemade craftsmen - this is for you
- Have you worked with cement mortar? It can be easily removed from the hands with vinegar.
- Worked with fresh paint - remove paint smell: a couple of plates of clean vinegar in a painted room.
- Your metal usefulness in the form of a tool, nut-bolt, rusted - soak them in vinegar.
- And old wallpaper can be removed well after soaking it in a 50/50 solution of vinegar and water.
- We work with alabaster, putty. But we work slowly, in good faith, and these reptiles quickly dry up and harden - a couple of teaspoons of vinegar.
- And dried brushes are also very well soaked in vinegar.
- Now few people know how to mow the grass with a scythe, but if there is a ladybug or a goat (and rabbits are not fools on the grass), then the need will force. Treat the blade of your castor with clean vinegar in the spring. And who has a lawn mower - mower blades.
Unwanted visitors to your site - dogs, cats, hares - hate the smell of vinegar, even when it has already disappeared for our nose. Who likes it when the trash can is all ripped open the next morning?
And what we do is soak a bunch of old newspapers with vinegar and put it on the ground by the cistern. We will change it as it dries.