Caffeine for Plants- Frugal Savings

I have used tea for my plants, but never thought of coffee. I am saving the grounds, what do I do with them now. Do I soak them in water and use the water? In my home I have a rule for my plants and they know it from the first day they come here...lol...it survival of the fittest....lol. The

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    I have used tea for my plants, but never thought of coffee. I am saving the
    grounds, what do I do with them now. Do I soak them in water and use the water?
    In my home I have a rule for my plants and they know it from the first day they
    come here...lol...it survival of the fittest....lol. The grow like mad, guess

    they are scared.
    Tena

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    I usually put the coffee grounds around my acid-loving plants and
    some of my roses. My son swears after the sun warms everything back
    up after a good rain that my garden smells like Starbucks!

    Chris O-P

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    Coffee grounds mixed in dirt for planting

    toss some on top of plant

    use dregs of coffee pot or cups (no sugar or milk) to water plants

    put in garden
    ria

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    coffee grounds are good for: 1) composting 2) acid loving plants like
    azeleas....if you want to up your PH for your outdoor plants just dump

    the gounds there.

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    Just to clarify, I think you mean "to LOWER your pH"

    Angie Mohr CA, CMA

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    OK, i have a really stupid question: i don't drink coffee or know anyone
    who does, so how would i make my own coffee grounds for the plants? i guess
    i would get some regular coffee (not instant) and just run hot water over it
    in a colander or something??
    Vicky

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    Hi, Vicky,

    That's definitely not a stupid question and your method would work however,
    if you don't drink the coffee, it will be a VERY expensive fertilizer at
    over $5/lb. You might try to speak with someone at a local coffee shop and
    see if they'll save their grounds for you.

    ...ang

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    OMG! YEs, i will ask around--even if i have to walk up and down the
    streets! Thank you!
    Vicky

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    I also put my old coffee from coffee pot that I had drank earlier that was
    cold into my indoor plants such as (Ivy's, airplane plants....).
    Theresa

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    Is it okay to dump coffee grounds directly on the houseplants?
    I planned on spreading it outside on the rhododendron, but as soon
    as my husband heard it is good for plants, he started dumping them
    inside on the house plants!
    Patty

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    Thank you all for the great advise for the coffee grounds. I will put it all
    into action as soon as the snow is off the ground.
    Tena

 

 

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