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Water Your Plants with Coffee

By vic
November 14, 2011

If you have leftover coffee in your coffee pot, once it's cooled, you can water your plants with it. Do not use cream or sugar though. I have no scientific evidence to back this one up but I have a house plant that is 14 years old that gets the coffee remains and it is so healthy.

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Name: Tara
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terrafirma
Dec 3, 2013 10:21 AM CST
This is a great idea! Testimony: I have a Geranium that had been looking quite 'puny'. Not really blooming nicely, and leaves looking sort of 'icky'. I saw your tip, and started watering it with my leftovers…Tada! It's looking great, and blooming like crazy! It was just the 'jolt' that it needed! Hilarious! Thanks for this tip!
Name: Vicki
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vic
Dec 3, 2013 11:06 AM CST
What a cool story Tara - LOVE it when plants get revived even if it is cold coffee Rolling on the floor laughing Thumbs up
Name: Lyn
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RoseBlush1
Dec 3, 2013 12:03 PM CST
Vic ...

Can we do the same thing with outdoor plants ... assuming it's not freezing outside ?

Smiles,
Lyn
I'd rather weed than dust ... the weeds stay gone longer.
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Dec 3, 2013 12:54 PM CST
I've never watered outside plants with coffee but I don't know why not - Go For It Green Grin! Thumbs up
Name: Lyn
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RoseBlush1
Dec 3, 2013 12:58 PM CST
I have a couple heucheras that are struggling. I am willing to give it a try. Smiling

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Lyn
I'd rather weed than dust ... the weeds stay gone longer.
Name: Tara
NE, Florida (Zone 9a)
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terrafirma
Dec 3, 2013 1:40 PM CST
The Geranium that benefited from this is outside. Don't see why it wouldn't help. Coffee grounds are great for your compost, and I've also had luck in getting rid of ant mounds with them! I agree Go for it! Thumbs up
Name: Lyn
Weaverville, California (Zone 8a)
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RoseBlush1
Dec 3, 2013 7:31 PM CST
@terrafirma ....

Yes, I'll give it a try. Hilarious! I almost asked you what you did with your kitchen scraps when your compost pile was frozen, then I noticed you lived in Florida. Why do I think of those questions when I am responding to someone who may never have a frozen compost pile ?

I get rid of ants with cinnamon.

Smiles,
Lyn
I'd rather weed than dust ... the weeds stay gone longer.
Name: Tara
NE, Florida (Zone 9a)
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terrafirma
Dec 3, 2013 8:04 PM CST
Hilarious! Yes, I've never had a frozen compost pile! Hilarious! Cold, but not frozen!

Never heard of using cinnamon on ant mounds! Sounds like one to try! Wondering what it is about cinnamon that would kill?/make them run/relocate?

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