Outside the Home – Garden | Vinegar Tips

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Mixing a little white wine vinegar and water in your pressure washer can help give your spring cleaning that extra oomph

Speed up the germination of seeds by soaking them overnight in a mixture of Apple Cider Vinegar and warm water

Wash fresh vegetables with a mixture of 1 tablespoon of white distilled vinegar in 1 ½ quarts of water

Cure a cement pond before adding fish and plants by adding one gallon of white distilled vinegar to every 200 gallons of water. Let sit three days. Empty and rinse thoroughly. This will protect the fish from chemicals in the cement

Increase the acidity of soil by adding white distilled vinegar to your watering can

Avoid skin problems after working in the garden by rinsing your hands in white distilled vinegar

Neutralize garden lime by adding white distilled vinegar to the area

Test your soil. Put some dirt into a container and pour about 1/2 cup white distilled vinegar into it. If it fizzes or bubbles up, it is too alkaline. Simply add peat moss or sulfur to make your soil pH more neutral

Preserve cut flowers and liven droopy ones by adding 2 tablespoons white distilled vinegar and 1 teaspoon sugar to a quart of water in a vase

Give acid-loving plants like azaleas, rhododendrons, hydrangeas and gardenias a little help by watering them with a white distilled vinegar solution now and again. Consider adding a cup of white distilled vinegar to a gallon

Clean a hummingbird feeder with white distilled vinegar. Soap or detergent can leave behind a residue

When cleaning an outdoor fountain, soak the pump in white distilled vinegar to remove any mineral deposits

Remove berry stains on your hands by rubbing them with white distilled vinegar

Get rid of rust on spigots, tools, screws or bolts by soaking the items overnight or for several days in undiluted white distilled vinegar

Clean a birdbath by scrubbing it often with undiluted white distilled vinegar. Rinse well

Remove crusty deposits on house planters or attached saucers by soaking them for several hours in an inch of full-strength white distilled vinegar

Clean out stains and white mineral crusts in clay, glazed and plastic pots by soaking them for an hour or longer in a sink filled with a solution of half water and half white distilled vinegar

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