The uses and benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) in our kitchen are many. It is a miracle liquid which helps in diabetes control, weight loss, skin care and hair care. At the same time, it is also a nifty kitchen accessory which helps in keeping our kitchen clean and preserving our food. You can learn more about Apple Cider Vinegar’s benefits here.
As miraculous as the liquid is, it comes as no surprise that ACV is one of the best addition to our kitchen garden tools. ACV has many proven benefits when it comes to kitchen gardens. It can be used in numerous effective ways to keep our kitchen garden healthy and robust. Let’s take a look at some of the nifty uses of ACV.
- As a Fertilizer: ACV acts as a quick booster to acid-loving plants like strawberries and blackberries. Check the acidity of the soil, if the soil is more alkaline, you can add diluted Apple Cider Vinegar to it to make it acidic. This will boost the growth of these plants. Add a small cup of ACV to a gallon of water and use it to water these plants.
- Keeping Away Insects: Small insects can often cause huge damage to our plants. While you can brush them off time-to-time, they keep coming back. Mix one portion of ACV to three portions of water, add a bit of liquid detergent to this solution and spray on the affected areas of the plants. This solution will keep off insects for a long time.
- Keeping Away Ants: Looking for a remedy to the anthills and the long lines of ants? Spray ACV directly on to the anthills. You can see them disappear very soon. Ants hate the strong smell of vinegar and hence avoid the areas where it has been sprayed. To avoid ants mix equal parts of ACV and water, and spray the solution on the affected areas. The same solution can be used inside the house as well.
- Protecting Plants from Fungus: ACV comes in handy to protect plants from fungus and moulds. Just add two teaspoons of ACV to brewed chamomile tea and spray it on the affected plants.
- Keeping Cut Flowers Fresh for Long: Extend the life of your garden cut flowers with the help of ACV. Add two teaspoons of ACV, and a spoon of sugar to one litre water. Put the cut flowers in this solution. Do not forget to change the solution every 5 days. This increases the longevity of your cut flowers.
ACV can help us in maintaining our kitchen garden in many other ways too. Like keeping away animals, cleaning of garden equipment, cleaning of the clay/terracotta pots etc. However, distilled white vinegar can be a cheaper alternative for performing such activities. As ACV is more expensive and has more health benefits than white vinegar, ACV can be used for cooking and drinking purposes.
Try these tried and tested remedies using ACV to help your kitchen garden flourish. Mesmara’s ACV is fermented from fresh apple juice (not concentrate), and no heat or harsh chemicals are used throughout the process. It is rich in enzymes & potassium. Apple Cider Vinegar is available with Mesmara’s store partners Amazon.in. Click here to buy.