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I have been often told that used coffee granules from a cafetiere etc are good for the garden can someone enlighten me on this please and advise me how to use them around the garden if it's true.  I would appreciate your help in this matter thank you



  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,541
    I'd just add them to the compost bin. Some use them around hostas to deter slugs and snails, but evidence of efficacy is patchy.
  • steephillsteephill Posts: 2,761
    Mine go in the compost bin where they help with soil structure. If you want to deter slugs and snails you need to use the coffee you would drink, not the leftover grounds. It is the caffeine which goes into your drink which kills them and there is almost none left in spent grounds. 
  • Blue OnionBlue Onion Posts: 2,963
    I just dump them around in bare bits of ground in my veg plot.. not too close to plants.  
    Utah, USA.
  • RachHachRachHach Posts: 9
    I've been sprinkling used coffee grounds on the exposed soil in my beds in an attempt to keep cats from using it as a litter tray. Apparently they don't like the smell. 

    I've found a slightly reduced number of.... deposits since I started though it hasn't been long, whenever I find one I clear it and add coffee to that spot. 
  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 8,586
    I heard that it was an urban yth that its good for plants, as for the cats RachHach, I have tried garlic, chilli, none of which worked
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