Good luck with your coffee-enriched garden this year. I'm just wondering if pine needles and pine needle mulch mixed with coffee grounds would be good, bad, both or neither? I believe I will cut back on the cigar and pineapple sage. P.S. ", "Hi Jess. A light layer of coffee grounds around hibiscus plants can keep them from being the pests' next meal. Sprinkle used grounds around plants before rain or watering, for a slow-release nitrogen. ", "Hi from New Zealand. As soon as you suspect the dog has consumed coffee grounds or coffee beans, you must take the dog to the vet. And are these one gallon or five gallon pots, etc? 24 (£20.96/kg) £6.55 £6.55 ", "Last summer I had many vegetable plants in containers and dumped coffee grounds around some of the plants occasionally. Somehow, they disappear into the soil after a good rain or two and the roses thrive. ", "Can brewed tea leaves be used with coffee grounds? Using free coffee grounds seems like the perfect solution, but some gardeners have found that using coffee grounds directly on the soil has had a disastrous effect on plants. I was thinking of spraying some Ropel on the ground and plants just in case, but I'd like to know if this could be a serious problem. It's awesome! Methylxanthines and Caffeine. So every 2 weeks a plant get it's grounds. I mixed in a bucket of coffee grounds into my garden bed before planting my Californian Bell Peppers this year and it worked a treat! To use coffee grounds as a fertiliser sprinkle them thinly onto your soil, or add them to your compost heap. A bit of forking to break it up and the water soaked in. Where it works for me is when I sow seeds like lettuce, spinach or brassica's directly I put a thin layer of compost on top then about half an inch of used coffee grounds. We make 10 cups every morning. Thanks! I did try growing mushrooms in coffee grounds, well that's a month I wont be getting back, waste of time, they never grew", "Great to hear that so many gardeners are enjoying success with coffee grounds. The cardboard gets topped with woodchips. ", "I just put our coffee grounds in the compost, and this seems to work fine. Best wishes for the festive season to you too. ", "I have always been told by a sicilian lady not to put coffee grinds around fruiting and flowering plants, but its ok for all other plants. Will coffee grounds deter the nibblers that chewed one down to stalks. Aside from hydration, the vet may induce vomiting or … A combination of rain (we were in drought for 3 years) and compost has made everything grow incredibly well. i have to do a science project and i cant use all of this, but more useful information would help. You could also combine rubbing alcohol with old coffee grounds … In this tub I put any waster water, for example, what I cook and rinse noodles in. When I first started using spent coffee grounds about 4 years ago I spread it about 3cm thick on several patches of garden (daphne bush, roses, small bay tree) and it looked ever so lovely, dark brown and tidy. I live in the Far East of the Western World. Now I have a problem with RATS chewing the stalks off the rose bushes. Potato beds. I’m trying on lilipilies now. Just like coffee grounds, I’ve heard that Cayenne Pepper can also help keep pets out of your garden and flower beds. I let the worms work them in for me. One potential problem: I break up a cinnamon stick in to my grounds prior to brewing for additional flavor. ", "This year I tried coffee grinds on our lawn. I have used it in the cracks of brick paving. We are in Autumn now so I thought Id get some veggies in before Winter? Seems to help grass break down and increases the amount of worms. One can use it as well for rinsing cups and dishes before they go in the dishwasher. ", "I not only save my coffee grounds but also save coffee that is left over in the pot,
If used with care and common sense, they are a worthwhile addition your compost heap and your soil. Chester County, PA, USA, Plant zone 4 & 5, (You must log in or sign up to reply here. It was as effective at greening my plants as the most famous blue powder commercial fertilizer. ", "I stayed in a Zen monastery once. However this seems to be linked to using thick blankets of it to mulch around plants and over seeds.
So my dog ate some coffee grounds! Just like coffee grounds cats and dogs don’t like the smell or the taste (especially Cayenne–OUCH) when licking their paws clean. Coffee grounds do drive slugs and … ", "I have always dug coffee grounds right in the soil with other organic waste, i dident know wheter it was "right or wrong" but i done it anyway, now i know it has been the right thing all the time. Periodically I empty it over the garden. I've actually only used coffee grounds selectively and am thinking about using them more often and on more plants this year. But I've never thought about combining the two until now. There are 2 ingredients that are toxic for your dogs. The trick to keeping dogs away from your yard, aside from building a fence, is to make it smell unpleasant to animals. It's as routine to me as brushing my teeth. Is the compost rotted down at all when you put it in your henhouse? Coffee grounds can be applied directly to the base of shrubs and trees, or worked into the top layers of flower and garden beds. Illy Coffee, Classico Ground Coffee for Moka Pots, Medium Roast, 100% Arabica Coffee Beans, 250 g 4.7 out of 5 stars 3,621 £5.24 £ 5 . ", "I use coffee grounds round the citrus trees. Hi work at a coffee bar in a Whole Foods. Both of them are found in coffee plants; specifically the leaves and seeds off coffee plants contain a large amount of toxic. “A lot of people don't realize an espresso bean could be toxic,” Meeks says. Making compost is a must for any gardener, try it! They use organic coffee, but can't advertise the organic status due to the way the urns, etc. ", "I live in QLD and have very sandy, quite crappy soil. Even if dogs are not as afraid of water as cats, dogs don’t like to be sprinkled with … I also grow Oyster mushrooms in particular on CG, and dispose of the spent medium. I also will be using it on the hydrangeas. monkeyboy7, Sep 7, … ", "Hey Everyone,
I like to think I'm a Compost Queen - my 3-bin system was what my father used to use 70 or so years ago. I'm not an expert in hydrangeas but it's also important to make sure you're not removing next year's flower buds when pruning. I use the resulting mix as a deep mulch over everything in the garden. ", "That is also my question. If you’re itching to experiment and want to try using coffee grounds in your garden here are a few ways to source spent grounds. You can make it as think or thin as you like. The nutrients in coffee grounds are slowly broken down, allowing the turf to have a longer period of time to absorb them ensuring stronger turf for longer. Clover lawns do have some disadvantages: It stains clothing more easily than grass. Liquid fertalizer and here in Florida, we need all the help we can get to keep our soil in growning mode! Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by monkeyboy7, Sep 7, 2011. The outside temp was about 85 degrees and in two days, the plants were green. I pour it in a large foldgers container and when it is full, out in the yard it goes. I decided to sort the facts from the hype and find out just how beneficial – or otherwise – coffee grounds are in the garden. The reason for this could be that coffee beans contain caffeine, which is said to suppress the growth of other plants to reduce competition for space, nutrients, water and sunlight. It went into our outside laundry room and chewed through things that had been out … Would mixing coffee grounds into the soil help them or harm them? ", "Our Hostas used to be eaten to stalks till I started washing out the cafftier and tipping it round them and hey presto full healthy plants. I can’t wait till next year. Had one eat a bunch of my wife’s K-cups and then went crazy. ", "Interesting to hear about how things actually work in the coffee shop Sara. I know it sounds petty, but people are lazy. As an added bonus, coffee grinds are an awesome fertilizer for your garden. She a small chihuahua weights at least 6lb and is soon to turn 2 year old Alternatively, rake your coffee grounds into the top layer of soil so that they can’t clump together. This can be annoying, because canine urine quickly kills grass and other yard plants. ctrav Posts: 2765 Joined: Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:39 pm Location: Northlake, TX Grass Type: Bermuda Tif 419 Lawn Size: 30K Mower: Toro GM, Commercial, Recycler First timer here, so I need some advice. ", "I was using fresh coffee grounds- I added them to the soil but I promptly saw white fuzzy mold appear within days. The monks put coffee grounds in their compost. Using coffee grounds as lawn fertilizer is also good for the worms. When i mow the lawn and put grass around the citrus trees i add the coffee grounds on top and wash the grounds in. ANSWER: Capsaicin pepper, ammonia, vinegar, moth balls, and alcohol will also keep dogs away. Good luck caffinating your plants :) ", "Lisa, Thanks. I had read that coffee grounds can rob the roots of plants from getting enough water and oxygen if they're applied to thickly, so I scooped about half the coffee grounds away from the azalea roots and watered them well. You certainly learn from experience. How’d it get in there? Like clay soil, coffee grounds consist of very fine particles that are prone to locking together. Wandering dogs in the neighborhood tend to "mark" nearby mailboxes, lawns, plants and trees. Fairly new gardener (actually, single mom trying to help out my teenage son...he has the green thumb!) ", "I don't see any problems with using them both together Laura. Untreated cardboard and coffee grounds ensure lots of worms. Every few weeks? ", "I get my Sister-in-law’s, Citgo and She’ll station grounds( we don’t drink coffee) and I add to my regular compost, my “Hot pile” and my Bama pile( he’s our baby boy OES) and the work great especially in the Bama pile that has to heat to around 130-140. I don’t advise dumping coffee grounds in a pile by themselves. I often put ash from the fire (no treated timber) as well. Used coffee grounds have a strong, bitter scent that dogs commonly dislike. Keep Slimy Pests Away: Another helpful thing that makes coffee grounds good for grass is the fact that when using them it helps to keep backyard pests such as snails and slugs away from your lawn. ", "Sally Macintosh,
7. ", "I make my own filter coffee, grind the beans, make coffee
Use with caution. Many of us will have dumped the cold remains of a forgotten coffee in a plant pot at some point, and then perhaps wondered if it was the wrong thing to do! For one cup of coffee or eight? Big, big tasty spuds. Coffee filters and tea bags break down rapidly during. As they seem to hate the smell, coffee grounds deter animals like dogs, cats, raccoons or squirrels that dig in my garden or like the nice soft soil to poop. So far I have killed 2 adult squash bugs when in the past I would have killed 2 or more a day.. My dog has taken no interest in my compost bin, nor in the coffee grounds I put on the garden soil. Perfectly loamy, not too high in Nitrogen, potato beds. I use them in early Spring or whenever I have carefully nurtured seedlings that are killed when dug up by pests. I'm definitely trying this again next year on the lawn and will add to the garden soil too. Whether or not they affect her will of course depend on how much she ate. ", "That's a new one on me Kelly - I've never heard of rats munching on rose bushes! I used to have chickens, all the waste food went to them, I used to buy em a cabbage or 2 to peck at as well
Dogs are fast learners and hate poky stuff. See how that works. The reason is that the vet may be able to stop the absorption of the caffeine. Then we started putting coffee grounds around the whole perimeter of the house. I tossed some a bit too high (sloppy, I know) and they ended up on the leaves for a few days before it rained. I compost them, and put a thin layer down under my cardboard walkways. It wasn't much they where just left around on the bag after beans were grounded that later when we got home fell on the floor and she ate some of them will she be okay? ", "This is a great thread of examples! ", "Great article thank you! Australian natives are sensitive so quite surprised. Fortunately, most of us have access to one waste product that not only feeds our grass, but it also smells good while it’s doing it. I sprinkle it over, just like you suggested. I also add them to the compost bin. Just like coffee grounds cats and dogs don’t like the smell or the taste (especially Cayenne–OUCH) when licking their paws clean. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy 2020", "Sounds like you've found the magic formula Paul! Coffee shops often give coffee grounds away free to gardeners, as they’re a waste product they would normally have to pay to dispose of. While taking a sip of hot coffee or iced tea probably won’t adversely affect most pets, ingestion of one or two diet pills can be fatal for small dogs and cats. Here is a link to a thread on the Organic Lawn Care Forum where the use of coffee grounds as a lawn fertilizer is discussed. and have a tumbler as well. Blackbirds and thrushes have a field day. Disadvantages of Clover. 2.5 gallons goes in my prospective potato mound, about 6 months before I actually plant. So it doesn't matter if they are poisonous or not, unless you intend to force the grounds down your dog. For coffee-loving gardeners like me, this freely available resource sounds like a real boon. I mowed the lawn without the box (I always try to cut the lawn this way thus providing green and brown matter back to the lawn). Water Sprinklers. I mix them with leaves and horse manure and make a big pile and add water and then let compost. I found out the hard way hydrangea leaves are not fans of grounds. Using a quart size container, I ladled the thick, wet mixture (like very thick coffee) onto the soil of four pots each with yellowing leaves, badly in need of fertilizer. Summer has (nigh on/almost/perhaps) arrived and almost drawn my 3 1/2 month experiment using coffee grounds as a lawn fertiliser to a close. ", "This article is very helpful! wifey won’t let Bama pile anywhere near our veggies or other compost lol. ", "Great tip about using coffee grounds to cover over manure Ken, thanks! However, I also have a little tub in our kitchen sink (it fits inside the smaller sink). Leaves are very green and flowers are robust. Coffee grounds were once commonly distributed across lawns or worked into flowerbeds. I have a science degree but composting is just as much an art as science. 28 December 2017, written by Ann Marie Hendry. ", "should have more information. Used coffee grounds come in with a pH of 6.5 to 6.8. No ants ever since we started that, about 6 years ago. Two of the smaller rhodies are sad this year....I'll rake the coffee 'shell' away and work some into the ground. Share it with us by leaving a comment below! are cleaned. I bring two empty five-gallon bins and walk out with two full five-gallon bins every day, all year long. ", "Just planted Blue Leaf Hosta. Use decaf grounds instead. ", "I used to put the coffee grounds into my compost and then dump the compost in the henhouse. It allows faster breakdown and release of nutrients, incorporation into the soil matrix, and attraction of worms. Type Using Eggshells in the Garden into the search box at the top of this page to find our article on the subject. X, fungi are part of the composting process and it's not uncommon to see organic matter covered in mould as it rots down, so personally I wouldn't worry about this. ", "I dumpster dive behind Starbucks for garbage bags, remove the mushy buns, coffee filters and banana peels and spread the coffee grounds around the edges of my garden beds. ", "In past years I have fought squash bugs. that i'm caring for. I was offered a large bag of grounds, did a bit of duckduckgoing. Nothing is covered thicky, I just toss 'em out - easy to do! When should I start spreading them? ", "Several sites have said that caffeine is bad for plants, so in the future I plan to use only the grounds from my decaf. 1. I read that sprinkling coffee grounds around the plants will help with the squash bugs. ", "I just throw the grounds and filter into the compost. Not sure how much cinnamon you're putting in - but a little bit shouldn't hurt in my best guesstimate? Nitrogen is essential for strong growth, but for flowers plants need a good supply of potassium (or potash). I wouldn’t suggest putting fresh coffee grounds on plants to acidify your soil either. ", "Hmmm I always stop spreading them in the late fall and wait until spring has sprung again... would be interested to know if other folks here are winter-spreaders?! Many gardeners like to use used coffee grounds as a mulch for their plants. ", "Well that about disproves the theory that slugs won't cross coffee grounds Sarah! Our lawn is very old and tired and the drought took its toll. Sometimes on plants, other times on trees. Will the grounds enhance the growth or hinder? ", "Pat - it probably depends how many grounds. Some mold is normal during the composting process coastline meets each new day 1st in the neighborhood tend to mark! 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