When you are done brewing a pot of coffee, do you typically toss those used coffee grounds in the trash? Well next time, don’t. Coffee grounds can actually be one of your best friends in the garden, and can help you grow plants that are healthy and strong. Let coffee grounds make your job easier, take a peek below at 5 ways to use coffee grounds in your garden. You may be surprised at how versatile this item is!
1. Make a worm farm.
Why on earth would you want a worm farm? Worms will turn and aerate your soil for you, making less work for you. In a bucket, add some soil, your coffee grounds, and a few worms. The worms will love it. Then, just add the mixture around your plants and the worms will do the rest.
2. Pump up your compost.
Coffee grounds are chock full of nitrogen. This nitrogen is what your compost bin needs to be at its best. When you are done with the coffee grounds, simply pour them in and give the compost a good stir.
3. Make pests take a hike.
You can sprinkle coffee grounds around the perimeter of your garden and flowers beds so pets won’t want to cross it. Slugs, snails, and other bugs won’t want to climb over the acidic mixture and instead will head over to the neighbors house! To further reduce pests.
4. Make your own fertilizer.
You can add ½ cup of coffee grounds per 1 gallon of water. Mix well. Allow the mixture to sit for about 24 hours and “brew.” You can then pour it directly onto the base of your plants. They will love sipping on this homemade fertilizer and it won’t pose any harm to children or plants playing in the yard.
5. Fight off fungus.
Coffee grounds can help fight off various types of fungus that can grow on your plants. To enlist their help, all you need to do is sprinkle the grounds directly into your soil. As the grounds break down in the soil, they will help fight various molds and fungus colonies that could be at war against your plants.
Coffee gives you a pick me up each day, now let it pick up your plants! Try some coffee grounds in your garden today and see what results you can come up with.