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How To Use Vinegar For Beautiful Gardenia Blooms
Gardenias thrive in slightly acidic soil with a pH range of 5.0 to 6.5, which promotes healthy growth. Yellowing leaves can indicate nutrient deficiencies caused by alkaline soil.
To remedy this, first test the soil's pH near your gardenias using a soil testing kit or pH meter. If the soil is too alkaline, a diluted vinegar solution can help lower
the pH.
Thoroughly mix 1 cup of vinegar with 1 gallon of water and apply it to the soil around the base of the gardenias, being careful not to get the solution on the leaves
or flowers.
Use a watering can or sprayer to evenly distribute the solution. Regularly testing and adjusting the soil pH will create a suitable environment for gardenias to flourish.
Vinegar also prevents fungal infections; acts as a natural weed killer; deters aphids, mealybugs, slugs, and other common garden pests; and boosts the plant's
nutrient absorption.