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Used ground coffee

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  • Just a question is it safe to use and if so how to use it
  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,802

    Some use it as a slug deterrentimage

  • Hi, Philip. There's a fascinating adricle about coffee grounds in Green Planet. Here's a link,

    Coffee grunds are good for the garden. They can be dried out and sprinkled on the soil or mixed with water to make a liquid fertiliser.

  • gardengirl6gardengirl6 Posts: 223

    I put mine into the compost bin

  • figratfigrat Posts: 1,619
    So do I. But a friend dries hers out in the bottom of the Rayburn and uses them as a slug deterrent. I don't think it's very effective.
  • karenp2karenp2 Posts: 1

    interesting link Gardening Grandma, my son can get hold of the granules from the canteen where he works i have put some in my compost bin, but do like the idea of making a lyquid feed image, shall also give it a go with egg shells as a slug deterrent image

  • LynLyn Posts: 21,923
    I don't think it deters slugs either.

    I put it in the compost heap because that's where everything goes.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • clogherheadclogherhead Posts: 506

    and if you go along to your local coffee shop and ask them nicely they will give you all the spent coffee grounds that you might want ,just tell them it's to keep slugs off your veggies .


  • Clogherhead, that idea really appeals to the recycling addict in me. Think I'll try my sister-in-law's cafe when I go there for fat club. That's where we weigh, moan about how we haven't dieted and then eat cake and drink coffee. My kind of dieting! Tea leaves are also good for the garden, so I'll ask her for the used tea bags as well, despite the indestructible nature of the bags.

  • clogherheadclogherhead Posts: 506

    the teabags will rot down in your compost bin ,does your sister in-law not brew tea the old fashioned way there's a tea / coffee shop in Drogheda that do this ,no little tea pots for one.


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