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Can I spray vinegar on tomato plants?

Last Updated: 17th February, 2020

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A combination of apple cider vinegar and water can prevent and treat leaf spots fungi, mildews and scab diseases. Combine 3 tbsp. of cider vinegar with 1 gallon of water. Put the solution into a spray bottle and spray your tomato plants every morning.

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Regarding this, can I spray my plants with vinegar?

Vinegar is an effective solution for eliminating garden insects. To create a vinegar spray that works on garden insects, combine three parts water with one part vinegar in a spray bottle and add a teaspoon of dishwashing detergent. Shake the spray bottle to mix the contents thoroughly before use in the garden.

Similarly, what happens when you put vinegar on your plants? Vinegar concentrates make effective organic weed killers with almost immediate results. This causes the weed to dry out down to the root. Unfortunately, if the spray touches a valued garden plant, it will kill that plant as well through desiccation.

Likewise, people ask, what can I spray on my tomato plants?

Mix up 1 tablespoon of baking soda, ½ teaspoon mild detergent and 2 ½ tablespoons of olive oil in a gallon of water to make a repellent for all kinds of bugs as well as a fungicide for blight and mildew on the tomato plant leaves. Shake it well before spraying and repeat every week for it to be effective.

Can vinegar be used as a pesticide?

Vinegar Uses and Vinegar Tips: Gardening with Vinegar. Vinegar has many uses and benefits and best of all, it is safe to use, doesn't harm the environment, is freely available and it is cheap! It really is, therefore your eco-friendly organic pesticide, organic insecticide, and organic herbicide.

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