Benefits of coffee grounds for plants and garden

Posted on Jun 12 2015 - 11:14pm by UOG

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Obviously, coffee beans contain a lot of calcium, sugar, copper, magnesium, carbohydrates, and other vitamins inside. Some studies found the acid levels in the beans are very good for some plants that need acid, such as tomatoes, avocadoes, also various other fruit plants. Even the beautiful roses are also like coffee.

coffee grounds fretilizer for tomatoes plant

tomatoes

Moreover, coffee beans also contain nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus, which is essential for fertilizer. The function of nitrogen is to change sunlight into energy. Phosphorus helps energy entered into the plants through roots and cells, while potassium will keep moisture your plants through photosynthesis. The worms in the soil also like coffee. Coffee that you sprinkle on the ground will be eaten by worms then they will produce a substance containing nutrients thereafter.

coffee grounds compost

The benefits of coffee grounds for your plants you need to know as follow:

Fertilizer

Use the waste of coffee grounds as fertilizer for crops as well as prevent pests on plants. Spread the coffee grounds to the soil to help the plants are protected from pests and can grow faster and better.

other benefits of coffee for plants

Pest Control 

Brewed coffee grounds with hot water, then let stand until it cool. Pour this mixture of coffee grounds and water to your plants, to avoid pests. Do it regularly.

reuse coffee grounds in the garden

Repel Ants, Slugs and insects

In addition to insect and plant pests, ants, slugs also damage the flowers in your garden. Use coffee grounds to repel them. Spread the coffee grounds randomly on the way of ants and slugs passing through. The strong aroma of coffee will make them not return and damage your plants and flowers.

grounds coffee to repel ants and insects

coffee ground to repel slugs

Lastly, not all plants like coffee. So, do not give coffee to aloe vera, radish, lavender, peppers, and watercress.