Coffee grounds are awesome. If you garden, don’t throw them away! Here’s why:
- Coffee grounds deter pests.
- Grounds are rich in nitrogen and other minerals plants love.
- Plants who love acidic soil such as roses, hydrangeas and lilies will thank you.
- Worms love them.
- They are great in mulch.
- It smells great.
Show Flowers Some Coffee Love
I love roses and roses love coffee grounds. I also happen to love coffee so there’s a beautiful love triangle going on here. In the early spring, mid summer and fall I shower my beauties with coffee grounds. I can’t profess it makes them grow more flowers or grow bigger, but it does help in it’s own way. If you have alkaline soil, adding fresh (not used) coffee grounds can help change the ph.
- 1 – 2 cups of dry coffee grounds sprinkled around the plant 1 – 3 times a year.
- Fresh grounds change the ph to more acidic levels.
If you compost all ready, make sure your grounds are ending up in the mix. If you don’t compost, what are you waiting for? The benefits are well worth the effort, and making sure your grounds are in there is adding extra power to your fertilizer.
Like I mentioned earlier, coffee grounds are a pest deterrent. Placing the grounds around your vegetable bed and around your plants will help keep pests away from your veggies. Tomatoes love coffee grounds, so feel free to add them to the soil when you plant them.