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misty07

coffee grounds.

i drink alot of coffee and OH bought me a coffee maker so have about 8 jugs a day give or take am composting the grounds but is it slugs dont like them? can i just put them straight on the veg plot then dig in as and when?
Ren

Ha ha - apparently slugs don't like coffee grounds,

BUT, the ones in Leeds have been very determined over the years!

I would still use it / them as you may have different soil and 'stuff' that works.
Went

Re: coffee grounds.

i drink alot of coffee and OH bought me a coffee maker so have about 8 jugs a day give or take am composting the grounds but is it slugs dont like them? can i just put them straight on the veg plot then dig in as and when?


8 Jugs a day Surprised Surprised Surprised

Coffee grinds are very acidic and can be used on acid loving plants and for use as a continuous barrier around delicate plants against slugs but be careful as they will change the ph value of the soil in such quantities...although pages say otherwise - we have lost plants by putting too much on.
http://hubpages.com/hub/Coffee-grinds-in-your-garden
As for you....8 jugs a day.... Surprised I bet you're buzzing Wink
Nick

If you're drinking that much coffee, and still driving as much, you're going to kill someone.
nats

My Dad always maintained they were cleansing for the drains....
12Bore

I use coffee grounds to deter slugs, it seems to work. Scatter them on the ground and, when they're dry, on the leaves.
Truffle

get some oyster spawn and grow oyster mushrooms on them Smile
cab

I often pick up extra coffee grounds from Starbucks to use as a mulch around the garlic. Remember, they look brown but in composting terms they're very 'green', i.e. high nitrogen. But they compost fine.
gz

They go in the compost and act as an accelerator(!)

Also handy in the kitchen when you've been gardening or whatever, as a hand cleanser Very Happy
12Bore

I often pick up extra coffee grounds from Starbucks to use as a mulch around the garlic. Remember, they look brown but in composting terms they're very 'green', i.e. high nitrogen. But they compost fine.

Ditto, you get some funny looks in some stores..... Laughing
Mustang

get some oyster spawn and grow oyster mushrooms on them Smile

Any more details on how to do this? I also get through quite a few coffee grounds so this sounds an interesting use.
Goxhill

I think I heard that they're quite good in a wormery, but maybe not if they're so acidic. cab

I think I heard that they're quite good in a wormery, but maybe not if they're so acidic.

They're fine in my worm bin. At least they seem so; got masses of worm. Avoid citrus peel and onion skins though.
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