Coffee Grounds in the Garden

You can use your leftover brewed coffee grounds as an alternative fertilizer.

Do you brew your own coffee at home? What to do with the used coffee grounds after you are done?

You can use your leftover brewed coffee grounds as an alternative fertilizer. Your tomato plants will love you for it and show there appreciation with beautiful fruit.
Used coffee grounds have nutrients that help to support healthy tomato plants, namely acids and nitrogen.

It also aids in repelling insects and slugs. It does attract worms, which can be very helpful to loosens the soil and help the plant take in more water and oxygen to the roots.

You can add used coffee grounds, sprinkled lightly to all your fruiting tomato plants. Mixing it into the top 1/4 of the soil as not to disturb the roots. This can be done weekly. 

Any grounds left over can be stored in a old bucket in the garage until needed during the growing season.

Say you have some left over coffee still in the pot from this morning?? Dilute what may be left over in the pot with cold water by 1/2. So if you have two cups leftover, you will now have three cups of cold coffee. This can also be applied to your tomato plants. Applying cold coffee to your plants can be done a couple times in a month, as not to increase too much acid in the soil.

Enjoy our trip into the garden thru this growing season.

You can find more tips and ideas on my facebook page.

Kathy's 2nd Chance Plants

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Andy Ambrosius August 14, 2012 at 02:50 PM
That's a really good idea. I never even thought of that.
swag August 14, 2012 at 05:04 PM
Thanks. I'll be sure to add this one to the 1.7 million other identical articles on this topic already posted on the Internet: https://www.google.com/search?q=Coffee+Grounds+in+the+Garden
Kathy Bondar August 14, 2012 at 06:38 PM
Sofia, That is an excellent suggestion. Thanks to all who have commented. Yes, swag, there is a lot of information out there on the subject, Just trying to target new gardeners; who may not have known about the information. But Thank you for the link. Much appreciated.
Johnny Paycheck August 14, 2012 at 08:40 PM
What about dead fish? I've heard that native Americans used to do that...
Kathy Bondar August 14, 2012 at 09:08 PM
Johnny, That is true. That is a good idea for another blog. Thanks for sharing your ideas.


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