Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Coffee Anyone?

Wow! I found some fantastic information when I was searching for what to do with my endless coffee grounds! Coffee grounds have some fantastic uses! I'm going to try the snail barrier idea! :)


  • Put coffee grounds in your compost bin. They are a valuable source of nitrogen.
  • Add grounds directly to the soil in your garden. You can scratch it into the top couple inches of soil, or just sprinkle the grounds on top and leave it alone.
  • Create a slug and snail barrier. Coffee grounds are both abrasive and acidic, so a barrier of grounds placed near slug-prone plants may just save them from these garden pests.
  • Make coffee ground "tea." Add two cups of used coffee grounds to a five-gallon bucket of water. Let the "tea" steep for a few hours or overnight. You can use this concoction as a liquid fertilizer for garden and container plants. It also makes a great foliar feed.
  • Add coffee grounds to your worm bin. Worms love coffee grounds! Add some to your worm bin every week or so. Just don't add too many at once, because the acidity could bother your worms. A cup or so of grounds per week for a small worm bin is perfect.

Other uses - 

They can repel fleas, be used as a facial scrub, hair conditioner, remove furniture scratches, repels cats from gardens, absorbs odours in cupboards & freezers, increases carrots & radish production & so much more!

WOW! Makes having a coffee all the more worth it!

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