Thursday, September 4, 2008

Coffee Grounds for Plant Food

Did you know? Instead of throwing out the old coffee grounds, you can use them in plants to give them extra nutrients in the soil especially for plants that prefer acidic soil such as rosebushes, azaleas, evergreen, and rhododendrons. It also adds nutrients if you use a compost pile.

Some say that it even repels ants, snails, and slugs from eating your outdoor plants by sprinkling it around the plants.

Don't throw away those grounds when you make new coffee or clean the coffee maker, just take them outside and work it into the soil for your plants. I have a friend who does this and she swears that it makes her roses have bigger and fuller blooms from the extra nutrients her roses are getting from the grounds. Try it and let me know if it works for you.


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