Friday, March 27, 2015

Mmmm..Wake up and smell the Coffee and the Roses

Mmm Wake up and smell the coffee and the roses.
 Did you know that plants also enjoy a good cup of coffee or rather, coffee grounds? 

Using used coffee or tea, can have wonderful benefits for your garden. If you are not a coffee drinker, don't worry local coffee shops give away used grounds. 
I use may own, even though I drink a lot of coffee it is not enough , so I go into Starbucks and can get as much as I want or need. All I have to do is ask. Starbucks usually has a bin that they keep the the grounds in, once you know where they keep the bin, just go in and grab a couple of bags. 

What a great way to recycle. Some other ways for using the coffee grounds would be to throw them into the compost bin, filter and all. Or mix it right into the soil when you are planting up a new bed. This will improve the texture of the soil. 
Coffee grounds also discourage slugs and ants. Ants hate coffee grounds and will avoid any area containing it. However when using espresso type of grounds be sure that it is mixed thoroughly into the soil , as this type of grounds tends to impact and become hardened so that it is hard for air and water to penetrate.

1 comment:

  1. I'm not a coffee drinker, but thanks for the info on getting the grounds from Starbucks.