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May 19, 2016 5:46 PM CST
Can coffee grounds be used as mulch in a vegetable garden?
Name: Rob Duval
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May 19, 2016 6:03 PM CST

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People often use used coffee grounds around young plants to discourage cutworms. Don't know how effective it is though, as I've never tried it.
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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May 19, 2016 6:59 PM CST
They do help with slugs and add a little nitrogen to the soil. I would only add it to acid loving plants. I do put them around Hosta but not enough to be a mulch. Mostly I add it to my compost bin.

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