coffee grounds - Knowledgebase Question

Lake Dallas, TX
Avatar for vah826
Question by vah826
May 10, 2007
A neighbour gave me a bag of coffee grounds and told me she heard that they are great for improving garden soil. How do I use it and are there some plants it will harm?

Answer from NGA
May 10, 2007
Coffee grounds are an excellent source of nitrogen, and will acidify soil to a small degree. You can compost them or you can just broadcast them onto the soil. Either way, they're beneficial to garden soil, and will attract red worms, which will help break down organic matter. Coffee grounds, used in moderation, should not harm any of your plants.

You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:

( No account? Join now! )

Today's site banner is by Murky and is called "Hibiscus"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.