Tip of the Week: Caring Coffee

Posted on June 19 2017

Tip of the Week: Caring Coffee
Hey there all of you Garden of Eden fans out there and welcome to our latest edition of “Tip of the Week,” where we provide all of you some tips and tricks to keep your indoor flowers and outdoor gardens looking spectacular all the year through! This week, we’re showing you all the great things coffee can do in your garden! What if we told you, all those coffee grounds that you throw away after brewing a cup can be used to great effect in your garden?  While it may not seem like it at first glance, ground coffee has several great quantities that it can contribute to your garden.   First and foremost, like other forms of plant waste, coffee is a great composting agent, as it is rich in nitrogen.  However, you do not need a compost bin to get the effects—simply scatter them around your plants, and watch as your plants thank you in return.  In addition, the natural acidity of coffee can do its part to deter snails and slugs from feasting in your garden, serving as an all-natural (and plant-friendly) form of defense.  With all of this to love, why throw out those grinds anymore? Now, one brew may not produce all the grounds you need to fertilize your garden, but this can be alleviated with a collection bucket.  Instead of putting them in the trash, put the grounds into the bucket every morning, and within a week, you’ll have more than enough to use in your garden. Who knew that a commonly-discarded item could be so beneficial in the garden?  Just goes to show that there is more around us than what meets the eye. For more gardening tips and tricks, be sure to check back next week for our latest edition of Tip of the Week!


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