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Mar 10, 2017 10:56 PM CST
I've accumulated a fair bit of coffee grounds. What's the best way to use them on plants? Most of my plants are succulents, a few herbs, and a few other types.
Also have started a compost bin. Any particular way to use that with the plants?
Massachusetts (Zone 6a)
Mar 11, 2017 6:54 AM CST
I am guessing you are talking about using coffee grounds indoors on you succulents & herbs? Unfortunately I have no experience with that, but I have used them as a soil amendment in my veggie garden, incorporated them in my compost pile and used them as a mulch around plants. For all 3 of those uses, coffee grounds are great. They are actually neutral in PH. Sometimes as a mulch they can harden a bit & shed moisture. I just break up the crust.
RE indoor use of coffee grounds, I gave seen them grow mold (I once left coffee grounds in my coffee maker before going on vacation). So indoor use may not be a good idea.
Mar 11, 2017 9:50 AM CST
|Red worms love used coffee grounds. I let them feed on the used coffee grounds in a worm composting bin, and later use the worm poop in gardening.|
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