Don’t throw away Coke that’s gone flat – use it in your garden instead

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Coke is super useful in the garden

Many households usually have a bottle of Coke somewhere in a fridge or a pantry, whether it is for parties or because you like to drink it yourself. Unfortunately, this dark-coloured drink isn’t very tasty anymore once it’s gone flat… When this happens, a lot of people just pour it down the drain, but there’s no need for that anymore. You can simply use it in your garden!

We’re never throwing it out again.

Snails

For people who like to have a neat-looking flower bed or even a herb garden or vegetable patch, snails can be a real nuisance. They nibble on everything they can find, which makes the leaves look eaten and ugly and they can even end up dying. That’s a real waste of the tireless efforts you’ve put into your beautiful garden. Don’t lunge for the poison straight away if you want to get rid of the snails. Try first filling a bowl with Coke. The sugar in the sweet, black drink attracts snails and slugs, but they can’t survive drinking it because of the acids.

Pesticides

You can place a bowl of Coke in the garden to kill the snails there. This will not just kill snails, though, because other insects also feel attracted to the sweet stuff, like ants, wasps and mosquitos. In India, farmers also use Coke as a pesticide: they spray the Coke onto their plants to ward off insects. It’s cheaper than other pesticides and less harmful to people, animals and plants. However, Coca-Cola denies that their product can be used as a pesticide.

Rust

Do you use rusty rakes and shears when you’re gardening? That’s a pity, because there’s no need for that rust. Put any rusty garden equipment you might have into a bucket filled with Coke overnight and the next day you will be able to just rub the equipment clean with an old cloth. The rust will disappear just like that!

Compost

The sugars in Coke attracts micro-organisms that’ll start the breakdown process and the acids in the drink will also help the process along. So, Coke is very useful to have around if you want to give your compost heap a little boost.

Read more: People are putting their old newspaper in their garden and THIS is why

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Source: Gardeningknowhow | Image: video still