Coffee Grounds for garden
by donnie, coffee man
Are coffee grounds good for anything, if so what for? Are there any nutritional values for soil or other things.
Coffee grounds for the garden are simply great.
I put all coffee bean grounds I have into kitchen scrap bucket which then goes into compost or just tipped onto a patch on the ground and covered with no dig layers then planted with plants.
Worms like coffee grounds, so this encourages the worms into activity thus aerating the soil and providing oxygen to plant roots and incorporating nutrients into the soil.
In a nutshell...um beanshell, coffee grounds are acidic, so sprinkle around lemon trees and all acid loving plants, such as berries (strawberries, blueberries etc), spuds, and some of the ornamentals like roses, camellias and azaleas.
If in doubt about which plants benefit from coffee grounds, put them into compost or smaller doses into worm farm, and they will be incorporated quickly into a balanced, nitrogen rich compost to put on the whole garden. They also contain other essential plant nutrients like magnesium and calcium.
If you can get coffee grounds from a local cafe, grab them - your compost can take an almost unlimited amounted added in thick layers between coarser materials.
Some people sprinkle around snail and slug prone plants, especially if mixed with crushed egg shells or sawdust, to deter these slithering pests.