Espresso Grounds for Vegetation? A Nice Trick from Grandma.


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Coffee grounds are our favorite economic product in the editorial staff of Comment-Economiser.fr.

It must be said that its benefits are numerous.

Useful everywhere, today we offer you a great grandmother’s trick to use it on your green plants.

Frankly, more economical there’s not.

If we didn’t use it, it would end up in the trash, and yet it’s crazy all the virtues it has.

So here’s how to use coffee grounds for plants and your flowers.

1. Coffee grounds as fertilizer

To enrich the soil of our gardens or that of our potted plants, we make a mixture with 1 part of marc for 5 of soil (or potting soil).

Or we sprinkle it around the feet of plants. Thus, when watering, all the nutrients will flow down to the roots.

It is very rich in nitrogen which promotes the growth of plants.

It is concentrated in potassium and phosphorus. It is an excellent tonic, but it also contributes to better root development.

It is therefore a nutrient source significant containing the molecules N (nitrogen) P (potassium) and K (phosphorus).

Indispensable in gardening, they allow you to have stronger, more productive and more beautiful plants. Our plants will love it.

Just put a little in the ground or in the planter and flower pots.

Regular watering will then diffuse the benefits of the coffee grounds.

Which plants like coffee grounds? It is particularly suitable for hydrangeas, heather plants, tomatoes too.

You can also put it in the soil of your aloe vera, mint or succulents.

Be careful not to add too much. Too much coffee grounds can be bad for your plants.

You risk burning your plants. And remember that some plants don’t like coffee grounds.

2. Coffee grounds as a repellent

Gnats, ants, flies and other nematodes (a variety of worms) are said to fear coffee grounds.

So, we do not hesitate to put it on the ground near our plantations or at the foot of indoor plants.

It is an effective natural remedy against these insects.

3. Coffee grounds in the compost

Of course, it also finds its place in our compost bin at the bottom of the garden. It acts as an accelerator in the activation of the compost.

Be careful, however, too much marc (moldy or not), and this will inhibit the growth of the latter. Use sparingly!

You will find on the site different uses of coffee grounds, and the method to preserve it without it rotting.

Your turn…

Have you tried this grandma’s trick to grow and boost plants with coffee grounds? Tell us in the comments if it was effective for your plants. We can’t wait to read you!

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