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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: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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flaflwrgrl
Nov 13, 2011 6:44 PM CST
Vic, I haven't tried this but have thought about it often enough. If coffee grounds work then why not coffee? One day I will get around to trying it myself. Having a black thumb indoors; I don't do house plants & am too lazy in the mornings to walk outside with the coffee pot to pour it on any plants. But one day......
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vic
Nov 14, 2011 3:11 AM CST
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Gleni
Sep 17, 2014 3:13 AM CST
Did you try the coffee Ann?
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Sep 17, 2014 12:34 PM CST
Gleni said:Did you try the coffee Ann?


Well, it just so happens by the time we moved into this house, we had started making instant (yes, I know 1/2 of you are gagging Hilarious! ) coffee. I make it in our coffee cups & nuke it. No more cleaning the coffee pot & no more grounds or leftover coffee. So no, I haven't tried it. Isn't that just like life? Shrug!
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
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Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
Bearded Dragon young male
Region: Australia Annuals Canning and food preservation Herbs Tropicals Foliage Fan
Plays in the sandbox Cactus and Succulents Garden Photography Hybridizer Composter Sedums
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Gleni
Sep 17, 2014 5:11 PM CST
I have only just started to use ground coffee. Although it is a lot of trouble. I often put it on the heater and forget it exists.

I have but Turkish coffee on two daylily in the past. One didn't blink while the other did well. Shrug!
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lovemyhouse
Sep 17, 2014 5:22 PM CST
I use instant frou-frou flavored coffees that have sugars and creamers and chemicals in them. Don't think the flowers would like it, but I used to put old coffee on the plants outside the office. They seemed to like it.
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