Unusual Solutions for Gardening Problems

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  • A unique method of killing weeds is to spray them with distilled white vinegar. Simply fill a spray bottle with cheap, easy-to-find-in-the-supermarket white vinegar, and squirt the weeds full strength. This is especially valuable to get those pesky weeds in between.
  • Try killing weeds by spraying them with distilled white vinegar. Simply fill a spray bottle with cheap, easy-to-find-in-the-supermarket white vinegar, and squirt the weeds full strength. This is especially valuable to get those pesky weeds in between the cracks of your sidewalk.
  • Another use of vinegar is to kill slugs. Make a solution of half water and half vinegar (apple cider, wine, or white), and spray the pesky devils when you see them. I think this is better than leaving bowls of beer out for them, don’t you?
  • Mix up a 50/50 solution of skim milk and water, and spray roses with the blend to stop the growth of black spot, a fungal disease.
  • To keep dogs out of your garden beds, cover the soil with the thorny stalks of wild blackberry bushes.
  • To deter cats, spread a layer of spiky spruce needles over the soil.
  • Puppies love to chew on sticks. If one starts to nibble on your young trees, rub Vicks VapoRub onto the bark to keep him away.


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