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    I have a question regarding coffee grounds in the garden. I remember my Grandmother saving her coffee grounds and egg shells and putting them in her garden. Sometimes she worked them into the soil and other times she left them on top. Is this possibly a compost type thing? Like maybe the grounds might keep the soil from packing down and getting hard. Do the egg shells maybe provide some kind of nutrients. If so, this seems like a good use for things that would otherwise just be thrown in the garbage. She also scattered rose bushes in her garden. Very pretty but we were 11 miles from town and over a mile from the neighbors so nobody got to see it but us.

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    Default Re: Question About Coffee Grounds

    I am trying this,just starting doing this year.
    Don't know the results yet, as it's to early to tell.
    I am also throwing left over strawberry tops in there.
    So we shall see.
    Penny Pincher

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    Default Re: Question About Coffee Grounds

    Any chance the strawberries will take root and sprout? Pretty sure the egg shells won't but not sure about strawberries!!!

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    Default Re: Question About Coffee Grounds

    Yeah they might, and that will be Okay with us,
    we have a tiny strawberry batch growing, and them strawberries
    are fussy little things(as to where they wanna be placed) LOL.
    Oh we just put our coffee grounds and tops on top of soil.
    Penny Pincher

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    My Mother has 2 patches, one on the south side if the house that gets strong sun most of the day. Another in a corner that gets only morning sun. Both seem to produce about the same though the patch that gets more shade spreads better.

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    Default Re: Question About Coffee Grounds

    I know egg shells are very high in calcium. I grind them up and add to the chicken feed and also add to compost pile. Coffee grounds repel slugs and snails! Not a problem where I'm at presently but in the past was a major problem and putting coffee grounds around my plants stopped 'em cold!

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    Default Re: Question About Coffee Grounds

    Thanks brchbell. We certainly have slugs (ugh) and snails around here. The grounds around the plants seems like a very cost effective solution plus a good way to cut down on kitchen trash.

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    Default Re: Question About Coffee Grounds

    Oh wow! that is GREAT information to know,Thanks so much brchbell!
    And Thanks a bunch to you Janice for the post!
    Penny Pincher

 

 
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