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Thread: Caffeine for Plants
03-08-2007, 04:03 PM #1
Caffeine for Plants
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.
03-08-2007, 04:04 PM #2
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!
03-08-2007, 04:04 PM #3
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
03-08-2007, 04:04 PM #4
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.
03-08-2007, 04:05 PM #5
Just to clarify, I think you mean "to LOWER your pH"
Angie Mohr CA, CMA
03-08-2007, 04:05 PM #6
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??
03-08-2007, 04:05 PM #7
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.
03-08-2007, 04:05 PM #8
OMG! YEs, i will ask around--even if i have to walk up and down the
streets! Thank you!
03-08-2007, 04:06 PM #9
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....).
03-08-2007, 04:06 PM #10
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!
03-08-2007, 04:06 PM #11
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.
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