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LG_LG_ gardens in SE LondonPosts: 3,798

https://www.coblands.co.uk/articles/1-care-planting-guides/126-10-uses-for-vinegar-in-your-garden

Saw this list of uses for vinegar today and some of them surprised me. I was just wondering if people here had tried any or all of them and found them effective... or not?

Last edited: 07 December 2016 20:55:47

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  • LG_LG_ gardens in SE LondonPosts: 3,798

    Sorry, the way I used to get links to work doesn't seem to do it any more :-(

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  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 18,473

    https://www.coblands.co.uk/articles/1-care-planting-guides/126-10-uses-for-vinegar-in-your-garden 

    Copy and paste it and click the space bar. Now I'll go and look at it!

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  • LG_LG_ gardens in SE LondonPosts: 3,798

    Did that - used to work but doesn't any more, for me. Thanks for re-adding it!

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  • I use vinegar a lot in the home for everyday cleaning (and as a clothes stain remover too!) but never thought of using it in the garden too!  Excellent, thank you for the link! image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,378

    I wonder how the lower forms of animal life, all those essential organisms that are part of the ecosystem in your gardens, will enjoys being doused with vinegar.

    Look to the wider picture 

  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,299

    It is not just the slugs and snails, but the essential "mini-beasts" without which your soil will become a barren desert.

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,439

    Vinegar is an acid - why would you pour that on your garden? As has been said, it will damage the entire ecosystem of your soil that you should be working to improve. image

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  • LG_LG_ gardens in SE LondonPosts: 3,798

    But very few of them are about 'pouring it on your garden' - unless I'm missing something in my reading? Surely it's possible to consider each one on its own merits? I was wondering most about the tool cleaning one and intrigued by the spray (it seemed to conflict with the weed one, to me - but wondered if anyone had any experience of using it). 

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  • I certainly wasn't looking at pouring all over the soil! Have to say I agree with you LG I must have missed something too. 

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,439

    I agree that here may be some useful applications - but it recommends spraying it on insects - that will kill the ladybirds and their larvae as well as any greenfly you might be trying to get rid of - not good. image

      I wouldn't recommend it for cleaning rusty tools either - I'd rather use something that will also prevent the rust recurring - vinegar won't do that.  

    There are sites which recommend vinegar as a cheap and harmless cure-all - it is as much a chemical as any other and it is not harmless - many sites recommend using vinegar as an indiscriminate weedkiller, 'pouring/spraying' over the soil to kill weed seedlings which is really not to be recommended.  

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