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Used coffee beans

A friend told me that used coffee grounds is very good for the garden? I popped into a coffee place and picked up for free some bags to try. Before I spread it around my garden/plot which plants hate coffee? I prefer tea myself. Also could I mix it with my JI seedling compost to give that extra kick?

Thanks for the advice.


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,423

    I put my coffee grounds on the compost heap and they mix in with everything else. I don't think I'd mix anything into seedling compost

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • I wouldn't mix it with seeding compost but I do add it around tender plants straight on the ground to protect from slugs and snails

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,902

    I do as Stacey does, I spread mine around the hostas when they are just peeking through the soil in the spring - slugs and snails don't like the grittiness image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • I don't know what it is they just hate it and if it rains the garden smells like coffee

  • Thanks very much everybody. I'll add it to the compost. I'm really enjoying making compost due to the fact I've just been given a tumbling composter. Not sure how often you're supposed to turn it over but as its new toy I do it everyday!

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