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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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Bubbles
Nov 13, 2011 6:46 PM CST
Vic, I had an outdoor plant that had scale on it. I trimmed what I could and then sprinkled coffee grounds and left over coffee on it last winter. It came back beautifully and I've kept up the regime now. No more scale! Good tip!
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sheryl
Nov 13, 2011 6:58 PM CST
Leftover coffee.... leftover coffee..... hold on, I'll figure that one out in a minute.....
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Nov 13, 2011 7:03 PM CST
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valleylynn
Nov 13, 2011 7:33 PM CST
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kqcrna
Nov 13, 2011 8:29 PM CST
I was going to ask "what is leftover coffee?"

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valleylynn
Nov 14, 2011 12:25 AM CST
I am going to give this a try if I have some left over coffee. Wonder if it will work on gnats?
Name: jonathan lawrence
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jtobiasl
Nov 14, 2011 12:51 AM CST
umm.. how strong do your plants prefer their coffee to be in tablespoons per ounce of water? i use about 4 tbls of fresh roasted beans per 8 ounces. failry strong i guess.

i save my coffee grounds so i can ferment them with effective microbes from teraganix or scdprobiotics & then feed them to my worms.

it's the worm poop my plants like the most. =)
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vic
Nov 14, 2011 7:07 AM CST
For 8 cups I add 2/3 cup coffee.

It's pretty strong.

I compost the grounds as well Thumbs up
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Boopaints
Nov 14, 2011 9:11 AM CST
Good tip Vic. I never thought about it but plants do like our coffee grounds so why not? Big Grin

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Gymgirl
Nov 14, 2011 10:58 AM CST
If your spoon won't stand straight up in your coffee cup, it's not strong enough! Whistling
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vic
Nov 14, 2011 11:16 AM CST
That's exactly what my dad always told me. He call anything weaker than that - mother-in-law coffee Rolling on the floor laughing
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Boopaints
Nov 14, 2011 11:24 AM CST
I drink mother-in-law coffee I guess. When we were in Spain I ordered my first expresso and my hair all stood on end it was so strong! With a little cream and sweetener, my coffee is like a mini desert all day long! Big Grin
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vic
Nov 14, 2011 11:40 AM CST
I've never had expresso Becky. That would really get the ole heart racing, huh? Blinking Blinking
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flaflwrgrl
Nov 14, 2011 11:47 AM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing We used to make expresso in a regular electric percolator. And drank it out of big mugs like it was regular old coffee. We used to say it smelled like duplicating fluid (remember school mimeograph machines?)! Rolling on the floor laughing
Can't do that any more though. But still, we make strong coffee & sweeten with lots of honey. Yaaaaaaaaa.....
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valleylynn
Nov 14, 2011 2:36 PM CST
Ah yes, the old mimeograph and dictaphone machines. What fond memories. Thumbs up
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Boopaints
Nov 14, 2011 3:28 PM CST
Vicki, it was served in teeny cups because the brew is so powerful. I like medium coffee so that was a bit much for me.
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JuneBug
Nov 14, 2011 6:00 PM CST
I poured cold coffee onto a weak, yellowish holly near my door and when the winter was done; I had the best looking holly that I had ever seen! It went from twigs to full bushiness and never lost most of it's leaves in winter again. There had been a white fly infestation and some kind of 'smut' on the leaves from either scale or aphids when I had moved in that fall. The following summer, I put the grounds on all of the hollies and while I still had a yard full of white flies, my shrubs had dark green, healthy looking leaves. Well, we always knew that coffee was a miracle drug Rolling on the floor laughing Lovey dubby
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flaflwrgrl
Nov 14, 2011 6:05 PM CST
I agree
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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.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



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sheryl
Nov 14, 2011 9:25 PM CST
Yeah, I was a total loser skag before coffee, now I'm on my way to Hollywood! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
In the end, only kindness matters.

Science is not the answer, it is the question.


Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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Nov 14, 2011 9:31 PM CST
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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.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



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