Cleaning with vinegar

  1. Clean a hummingbird feeder with white distilled vinegar—soap or detergent can leave behind harmful residue.
  2. Remove the water line in a flower vase.  Fill with half water and half white distilled vinegar or stuff a soaked paper towel in white distilled vinegar at the water line.
  3. Clean out stains, crusty rims deposits, and white mineral crusts in clay, glazed and plastic
    pots by soaking them in a half water and half white distilled vinegar solution.
  4. Clean the birdbath, the fountain, and the fountain pump with undiluted white distilled vinegar. Rinse well.
  5. Remove
    mold from terra cotta pots by soaking in a solution of 1 cup white
    distilled vinegar, 1 cup chlorine bleach, and 1 gallon of warm water
    before scrubbing with a steel wool pad.

  6. Get rid of rust on spigots, tools, screws or bolts by soak in undiluted white distilled vinegar for a couple of days.
  7. Clean and sanitize outdoor furniture and picnic tables with a cloth soaked in white distilled vinegar.
  8. Remove berry stains on your hands by rubbing them with white distilled vinegar.
Killing with vinegar
  1. Avoid skin problems after working in the garden by rinsing your hands in white distilled vinegar.
  2. Wash fresh vegetables with a mixture of 1 tablespoon of white distilled vinegar in 1 ½ quarts of water.
  3. Kill weeds and grass growing in unwanted places by pouring full-strength white distilled vinegar on them.  Especially crevices and cracks of walkways.
  4. Stop ants from congregating and eliminate anthills by pouring in white distilled vinegar.
  5. Kill slugs by spraying them with a mixture of 1 part water and 1 part white distilled vinegar.
  6. To catch moths use a mixture of 2 parts white distilled vinegar and 1
    part molasses. Place mixture in tin can and hang in a tree.
  7. Discourage cats from getting into the kids’ sandbox with white distilled vinegar.
  8. Keep rabbits from eating your plants. Put cotton balls soaked in white
    distilled vinegar in small containers with holes near the plants.
  9. 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.
Gardening with vinegar
  1. Increase the acidity of soil by adding white distilled vinegar to your watering can. Give acid-loving plants like azaleas, rhododendrons, hydrangeas and gardenias a little help.
  2. 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
  3. Neutralize garden lime by adding white distilled vinegar to the area.

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