Question by  eiagaaf (13)

What are the benefits of putting coffee grounds in my garden?

I hear that they are good for the soil, but I didn't want to do it unless I was sure.


Answer by  hbmarsh (99)

Coffee grounds are very good for the soil in that they provide lots of nutrients. They also keep common pests away, such as slugs. Coffee grounds can also be used in the garden instead of being put in the landfill, which is better for the environment. Coffee grounds also keep the ground moist.


Answer by  pyritejenny (347)

Earthworms love coffee grounds! Earthworms are good for your garden soil, aerating and enriching it. Putting coffee grounds in your garden feeds and encourages them. Grounds also make great mulch. They protect the roots of your plants, while they keep the soil temperature even and discourage weed growth.


Answer by  st (72)

Coffee grounds are full of nitrogen and that is great for plant growth. In my experience finely ground coffee is not the best for worms as it cakes in the moisture rich environment necessary for worms- worms can not pass through this and the nitrogen content can become toxic. Mix coffee grounds in a compost pile for best effect.


Answer by  Anonymous

Many reasons that include being a great source of worm feed and at the same time keeps ants and slugs away

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