7 Ways to Use Coffee Grounds in the Garden

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Next time you finish your morning coffee, don’t toss away the used coffee grounds into the trash. Coffee grounds can be very beneficial in your garden. They not only add nitrogen, potassium and other minerals to the soil, but also improve your soil quality and plant growth!

Here are 7 ways how to use coffee grounds in your garden. You may be amazed at how versatile this item is!

1. Composting

Coffee grounds are a valuable source of nitrogen so add them to your composting bin.

2. Pest Control

Add a barrier of coffee grounds around your plants and protect them from slugs and snails.

3. Cat Repellent

Put some coffee grounds in the soil and keep cats away from digging in your garden.

4. Acid-Loving Plants

Put coffee grounds around the soil of your acid-loving plants including roses, rhododendrons, forhergillas, holly, gardenias and more. Coffee grounds will increase acidity and nutrients in the soil.

5. Easy Fertilizer

Add two cups of coffee grounds to a five gallon bucket of water and allow it to steep overnight. By mixing these two ingredients you are making one of the best homemade fertilizers.

6. Mulch

Using coffee grounds as mulch can help when it comes to controlling weeds and keeping your vegetable plants more hydrated during the hottest times of the day.

7. Boost Carrot & Radish Harvest

Double your harvest of carrot and radish, by mixing your carrot and radish seeds liberally with coffee grounds.

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