Vinegar Fertilizer Recipes | How to Make Vinegar Fertilizer

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Learn easy and effective Vinegar Fertilizer Recipes for your indoor and outdoor plants and enjoy an organic alternative at a low cost.

Making homemade fertilizer is the best way to ensure that your plants thrive with organic feed. Here are the top Vinegar Fertilizer Recipes that offer vital plant nutrients.

Have a look at the awesome apple cider vinegar uses here

Vinegar Fertilizer Recipes


As vinegar contains acetic acid, it helps the plants in important physiological processes, including cell enlargement and division. It can be used to fertilize acid-loving plants like azaleas, blueberry, rhododendrons, and gardenias. For preparing vinegar fertilizer, use raw, organic, unfiltered apple cider vinegar.

Recipe 1: Apple Cider Vinegar Fertilizer

Vinegar Fertilizer Recipes

What You Will Require

  • A small bucket
  • 10 ounce of apple cider vinegar
  • Water


  • Add ten ounces of apple cider vinegar to a bucket.
  • Fill the rest of the bucket with water and mix thoroughly. Pour this solution into a watering can or sprayer. Use this water-soluble fertilizer at the base of the plant.

Note: Avoid spraying this solution on the foliage as it can cause burn and wilting.

Recipe 2: Eggshell and Vinegar Fertilizer


Eggshells have a lot of calcium carbonate, and adding vinegar to it ensures that it separates the calcium from the eggshell, helping the plants soaks nutrients easily and boosting their overall growth.

What You Will Require

  • Eggshells
  • White vinegar or Brown Rice Vinegar
  • A Mason Jar


  • Dry eggshells and crush them with your hands by putting them in a bowl.
  • Put the crushed eggshells in a grinder and make a powder-like consistency.
  • Take 1 tablespoon eggshell powder in a mason jar and top it up with vinegar.
  • Allow the solution to sit for a day.
  • Pour this solution into a 15-liter bucket and fill it up with non-chlorinated water.
  • Use this water-soluble fertilizer on your fruiting plants. Avoid spraying the solution on leaves.

Recipe 3: Seed Germination

What You Will Require

  • Vinegar
  • Water
  • Jar


While propagating a plant from seed, the application of vinegar with 0.001% concentration is quite effective. We have a great article on how vinegar improves germination here

Recipe 4: For Acid Loving Plants

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What You Will Require

  • White Vinegar
  • Water
  • Jar


Hydrangeas, Rhododendrons, Azaleas, African violets, Ferns, and Gardenias will appreciate and grow better if you will water them with a vinegar solution made by mixing one tablespoon of white vinegar in a gallon of water.

Pro Tip: Adding a tablespoon of Epsom Salt in a gallon of water and using it to water the acid-loving plants alternatively will also help them to thrive!

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