Saturday, June 25, 2011

Coffee grounds in the garden?

Don't throw away your used coffee grounds!! 

Fertilize your acid loving plants with old coffee grounds . . . they will love it! 

Did you know that used coffee grounds repel snails and slugs? Add to your garden soil before seed planting or work in plants already planted. 

Used coffee grounds also repel ants . . . 

Spread used coffee grounds around your flower beds to keep the cats from using your garden as a litter box.  

I never throw away left over coffee in the pot! What I do is add water to fill the pot and water the container plants in my carport jungle. They love it! 

 Of course your compost pile will also love those used coffee grounds . . .


Colleen said...

Hey Gina! Thanks for the great tips...I'd much rather use it than throw it away :)

Gina Alfani said...

You are welcome Colleen!

Jean said...

I knew that these were great around a few of my plants and a good additive to my compose pile but I didn't know that they would repel ants and cats. So I learned something new today. Thanks!

Gina Alfani said...

You are welcome Jean! Thanks for visiting and commenting :)


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