Gardening Hacks With Coca-Cola
From drinking it straight from the can to using it as a glaze in meat recipes: there are plenty of uses for Coca-Cola on the internet. Today we would like to share with you some amazing gardening hacks using this famous beverage.
In this article, we’re going to tell you how you can use both the beverage and the bottle to keep your garden in good condition, care for your tools and get rid of pests and insects.
Gardening Hacks With Coca-Cola
Getting Rid of Aphids
Aphids may cause your plant leaves to turn yellow and become distorted.© Depositphotos
To get rid of the pests, shake the bottle of coke to release the carbon dioxide. Pour a couple of spoons of liquid soap into a spray bottle and add in the beverage. Spray the mixture on the pests every two weeks. The solution will keep aphids from your plants for a long time.© Depositphotos
Hot seasons are perfect for taking a break from everything, just sitting in your garden and relaxing. Unfortunately, there are many mosquitos and other insects that can spoil your relaxing time. In this case, coke will also come in handy.© Depositphotos
For this hack, you’ll need both the bottle and the beverage. Coke works great for removing the itching from insect bites. And the bottle will make a great insect trap.
Cut the plastic bottle across. Fill it with hot water. Now add in some coke and dry yeast. Thoroughly mix. The solution will attract mosquitoes as it releases carbon dioxide. And sugar in the coke will attract stinging insects, for example, wasps.
Here’s a great hack for those who are into composting. If you don’t have a compost accelerator at hand but need to speed up the process, use the same sugary drink. But, as in the previous hack, you first need to release the carbon dioxide. Coca-cola can help you break down plant waste, which makes it a perfect compost starter.© Depositphotos
Cleaning Garden Furniture
Coke is great for cleaning rusty garden furniture. To get rid of rust you just need to wipe the surface with a cloth soaked in the beverage. This technique also works for metal tools, grill, etc.© Depositphotos
If you want to get rid of moss in your garden, but are tired of scraping it off over and over again, give this method a try. Coke will not only help you remove the moss from a stone wall, but will also prevent it from appearing again.© Depositphotos
Considering all the listed uses of this drink, it is not even surprising that Coca-Cola can easily remove limescale from different surfaces. To make your garden tools shiny again add in a bottle of coke and some vinegar to a bucket of warm water. Mix everything. Soaking the surface in the solution for several hours will help you then easily wipe off the old limescale without any effort.© Depositphotos
Getting Rid of Slugs
Tired of slugs and snails invading your garden? Again, try using coke. It works miracles. The aroma of the soda attracts the slugs and the acid in the drink kills them.© Depositphotos
Now you know that the uses of this famous drink don’t end in the kitchen. We hope you liked these gardening hacks. What are your favorite creative uses of ordinary things? Share your experience in the comment section!