Anyone know anything about putting coffee grinds down to discourage rabbits? Yes, that’s a bit of foreshadowing, keep reading. A combination of rain (we were in drought for 3 years) and compost has made everything grow incredibly well. I put coffee grounds on one plant every morning. Where it works for me is when I sow seeds like lettuce, spinach or brassica's directly I put a thin layer of compost on top then about half an inch of used coffee grounds. ", "For many of the reasons noted, composting or mixing coffee grounds into the soil or some carbonaceous material is perhaps the best approach. ", "should have more information. All winter, I tried everything to correct the thinning shells, finally I realized it was the coffee grounds. ANSWER: Capsaicin pepper, ammonia, vinegar, moth balls, and alcohol will also keep dogs away. The monks put coffee grounds in their compost. i have to do a science project and i cant use all of this, but more useful information would help. I pour it in a large foldgers container and when it is full, out in the yard it goes. They will be fully incorporated by time it is St Patty's Day. If this occurred within the past 2 hours it would be wise to get her to vomit to help decrease the amount of caffeine absorbed. Disadvantages of Clover. Sprinkling coffee grounds, or putting a small bowl of them near the wall that seems to be the source of the smell will help to diffuse the odor, a far superior idea than cutting open the wall to remove the dead pest. Every few weeks? Keep them coming! My dog is not able to take the monthly anti-parasite treatment due to a health condition. The high caffeine content may be harmful to small animals. If used with care and common sense, they are a worthwhile addition your compost heap and your soil. I haven't heard of any issues with hens eating coffee grounds in compost, but it's interesting that you've noticed a correlation between this and egg quality. ", "Hi from New Zealand. Many gardeners like to use used coffee grounds as a mulch for their plants. Just like coffee grounds, I’ve heard that Cayenne Pepper can also help keep pets out of your garden and flower beds. Coffee grounds don’t deter mice or rats, but letting them get into your coffee K-cups is a way to kill them. I am going to try the D.E. ", "Title: Common Sense Guide 2 Using Coffee Grounds: 500 sq ft " Kitchen Veg Garden " 250 lbs of seriously mixed; coffee grinds, egg shells and veg ink newsprint ( shredded and dampened down ) . If you have too thick of a layer of grounds it crusts over. Many of us will have dumped the cold remains of a forgotten coffee in a plant pot at some point, and then perhaps wondered if it was the wrong thing to do! Bury them in your compost heap instead. ", "Last year I saved coffee grounds over a few days and them put all of them at the base of my azaleas and rhododendron. You can make it as think or thin as you like. Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by monkeyboy7, Sep 7, 2011. You could also combine rubbing alcohol with old coffee grounds … ", "Tracy - I use 100% flavored coffee - amaretto, cinnamon, chocolate, you name it! Kev", "Hi Kev, if I was going to add coffee grounds directly to the soil a few handfuls then mixed in would be alright ever so often. During the past 6 months I have started using coffee grounds, fresh horse manure, chook manure, egg shells and mulched wattle trees in the compost bins. That did make me laugh Dan, thanks for sharing. An oft-repeated nugget of advice is to spread used coffee grounds around plants that are vulnerable to slug damage. I guess it lacks of an Nitrogen supply. It will probably still be fine - some mold is normal during the composting process. Like clay soil, coffee grounds consist of very fine particles that are prone to locking together. ", "RosesAreViolet, the lack of flowers is unlikely to be down to a lack of nitrogen. Thank you", "Hi Carmen. They are a win/win proposition unless you put them on too thickly, or too close to new seedlings...a big no no. ", "If my coffee grounds have started to mold, are they still ok to put on plants", "Spread them around the base of my lady slippers. Coffee grounds can be applied directly to the base of shrubs and trees, or worked into the top layers of flower and garden beds. The first step to keeping dogs of your lawn is to convince … Will the grounds enhance the growth or hinder? they don't seem any worse for wear other than their spots, but both hydrangeas and hastas definitely prefer to have the coffee at the base, or washed off w/ a hose/rain quickly. So, just so you know, it isn't as easy as throwing grounds into a bin. The e-mail does not appear to be correct. Meet your inner self under the Dancing Ribbon of Light in the Big Land…the Land God gave to Cain. Liquid fertalizer and here in Florida, we need all the help we can get to keep our soil in growning mode! Scooped the grounds over the lawn and the raked over to get it relatively even. I also will be using it on the hydrangeas. Have you used coffee grounds in the garden? Unbelievable! ; It is a short-lived perennial and may require reseeding every 2-3 years to maintain an even stand in pure clover lawns. ctrav Posts: 2765 Joined: Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:39 pm Location: Northlake, TX Grass Type: Bermuda Tif 419 Lawn Size: 30K Mower: Toro GM, Commercial, Recycler There are two theories why: either the texture of the grounds is abrasive, and soft-bodied slugs prefer not to cross them, or the caffeine is harmful to slugs so they tend to avoid it. The results are always good and are better than amending your planting soil with commercial mulches. Variable particle sizes is key to good soil structure. I have found a few but only 4-6 eggs in the cluster and not the normal 12 or so. We’ve had a hot autumn. Deerslayer makes some valid points about how impractical it would be to try to fertilize a large lawn with coffee grounds. Hydrangeas rotation to maybe once a month. 2. So every 2 weeks a plant get it's grounds. I sprinkle it over, just like you suggested. Use decaf grounds instead. ", "I've successfully and unsucessfully used coffee grounds. ", "I planted 12 new teddy bear magnolias in June (winter in Australia) this year. Thought I would share my experiences of using coffee grounds as a lawn fertiliser this last spring. ", "This article is very helpful! Leaves are very green and flowers are robust. Using free coffee grounds seems like the perfect solution, but some gardeners have found that using coffee grounds directly on the soil has had a disastrous effect on plants. : Well the the toxic dose for caffeine in dogs is around 150mg of caffeine per Kg of your dog’s body weight so if you read the ingredients on the pack and made a rough estimation you would get some idea of the level of risk. ", "How often would one add coffee grounds as a thin layer of mulch to their garden? See how that works. I used to get lots of horse manure from the racetrack near us (it was mixed with untreated sawdust which was on the floor of the stables) but the racetrack got closed. "I dumpster dive behind Starbucks for garbage bags, remove the mushy buns, coffee filters and banana peels and spread the coffee grounds around the edges of my garden beds. Pets are more sensitive to the effects of caffeine than people are. ", "Not quite coffee grounds, but I also add the filters to the top of my 'starter pots' with seeds and sometimes tiny cuttings. A bit of forking to break it up and the water soaked in. Where it didn't work so well was when I put it after around developed vegetables and when watered it spread out to create a smooth crust which holds water up, stopping it from penetrating. I'd say based on my informal "toss it out in the part of the yard that had any for a while" distribution method, my hydrangeas get some grounds (say two handfulls full) every month and half to two months. I was offered a large bag of grounds, did a bit of duckduckgoing. ", "I just got a coffee pot and started saving grounds. So it’s negative reinforcement for your pets. Coffee grounds provide your lawn with both the major nutrient group N-P-K and the macro nutrient group in a slow release form. Are you sure it's not rabbits? ", "Into a five gallon bucket I put about 2/3 full of used coffee grounds and then filled it with water. and coffee grounds for the yard . The compost is a good black colour and holds together well. ", "I've been piling used coffee grounds around the base of rhododendrons for a few years. If you're unsure, mix them into your compost heap instead. This turns them into a barrier that will resist water penetration and eventually result in plants dying of thirst. ", "I just put our coffee grounds in the compost, and this seems to work fine. I had collected free grounds from a coffee shop chain store until I realized they used artificial flavorings and I did not want to add chemicals to my organic garden. And are these one gallon or five gallon pots, etc? Also, can I put eggshells on my plants? I have now started sprinkling around my veggies which are also growing well. Your compost heap’s tiny munchers and gnawers will process and mix them effectively, so using coffee grounds in this way is widely accepted to be safe and beneficial. We will see. Do you think running a barrier around the rose bushes with coffee grounds will add protection? Also, I have planted probably over 10,000 one or five gallon plants mixing a good amount of coffee grounds directly in the soil. Now I mostly put it in the compost. If you have a large lawn, you'd need a lot of grounds to provide enough fertilizer. While taking a sip of hot coffee or iced tea probably won’t adversely affect most pets, ingestion of one or two diet pills can be fatal for small dogs and cats. If you only want organic grounds, they are more than happy to give them away to the public-just ask! ", "I make my own filter coffee, grind the beans, make coffee Now I just sprinkle a small amount over the soil a couple times a year and put the grounds in with my compost the rest of the year. However, after coffee ground application and the first rains, I couldn't believe my eyes. As an added bonus, coffee grinds are an awesome fertilizer for your garden. Apparently coffee grounds are really toxic to dogs. )", "Thanks for the article dude. How much coffee grounds would be toxic to a dog? ", "I just throw the grounds and filter into the compost. Coffee grounds can be a great help in heating up a compost pile, but they do more harm than good in their unaltered state when it comes to being a lawn additive. In summer I can make a batch in about a week, it winter about 2 weeks, There's only 1 problem with my deep mulch - blackbirds!! How’d it get in there? Dry the grounds out in your oven and spread them loosely on the grass and around the edges of the lawn, using approximately one cup of grounds for every 40 square feet of lawn. As they seem to hate the smell, coffee grounds deter animals like dogs, cats, raccoons or squirrels that dig in my garden or like the nice soft soil to poop. I've actually only used coffee grounds selectively and am thinking about using them more often and on more plants this year. There is so little information on the web about this problem. ", "I was gifted with a large can of decaf coffee, which i will never use. Thanks! The saved water goes a bit brown, but it isn't objectionable. monkeyboy7, Sep 7, … ", (If you have difficulty using this form, please use our. I had a great crop of eggplant. Make sure to balance them with enough ‘browns’ – carbon-rich materials such as dried leaves, woody prunings or newspaper. ", "Eliza, grounds from any coffee shop will be fine to use. Dogs and cats are more sensitive to caffeine than we are. I live in the Far East of the Western World. They pecked away at them and got some calcium that way. Sourcing Coffee Grounds. Sun burnt them into the leaves and I got coffee-spots on my leaves (oops!). Every few years, I use the walkways as new planting rows. During winter I put it in my compost. ", "This year I tried coffee grinds on our lawn. They planted directly into it. Tape. can anyone out there tell me how much coffee grounds should i apply in dried weight to the square metre of 4'' deep soil, reply sooner than latter, i'd like to work on it. I decided to sort the facts from the hype and find out just how beneficial – or otherwise – coffee grounds are in the garden. So it’s negative reinforcement for your pets. ", "Interesting to hear about how things actually work in the coffee shop Sara. Just so you know, it's not the easiest to get the baristas to begin a pattern of throwing their grounds into a new location. I mowed the lawn without the box (I always try to cut the lawn this way thus providing green and brown matter back to the lawn). ", "Great article thank you! That “miracle” product is, as the title says, coffee grounds, and it can provide your lawn and your other plants with much-needed nutrients and other important benefits. The lawn was not adversely affected by that. I mix them with leaves and horse manure and make a big pile and add water and then let compost. Using a quart size container, I ladled the thick, wet mixture (like very thick coffee) onto the soil of four pots each with yellowing leaves, badly in need of fertilizer. K. Hello Mr. Kötter! I've been in my house 13 years, and the worm increase is directly aligned with when I started tossing out coffee. We are in Autumn now so I thought Id get some veggies in before Winter? They looked beautiful, but they tasted awful!! The hens egg shells began to get thin and break. Where our wind and wave swept craggy coastline meets each new day 1st in the Western Hemisphere! I had read that coffee grounds can rob the roots of plants from getting enough water and oxygen if they're applied to thickly, so I scooped about half the coffee grounds away from the azalea roots and watered them well. ", "I would like to add a comment about banana peels. I often put ash from the fire (no treated timber) as well. Coffee grounds do drive slugs and … I believe I will cut back on the cigar and pineapple sage. Not sure how much cinnamon you're putting in - but a little bit shouldn't hurt in my best guesstimate? The soil is not compacted, and very loamy indeed, full of worms and a nice layer of humus. If we have coffee grounds that will not be used, can they get sprinkled directly into the dirt or must they be brewed? X, fungi are part of the composting process and it's not uncommon to see organic matter covered in mould as it rots down, so personally I wouldn't worry about this. My current plan is to dump the used grounds into a container ever morning and then bring it home on Fridays and work it into my garden over the weekend. ", "I throw all my coffee grounds into the compost bin and also collect them from hotels in the area along with those beautiful vegetable scraps that prep cooks work with on a daily basis. Have you noticed any instances where you feel you shouldn't use them? For one cup of coffee or eight? Another plus- no cat poo on the lawn! You might like the pile-and-sling method. They're not plants that grow in my cool climate, so I must confess I have no idea how tropical plants will fare with coffee grounds! It should be fine around most plants in moderation. These slimy pests actually target young grass and … ", "Hi there! ", "I stayed in a Zen monastery once. ", "I don't see any problems with using them both together Laura. I've been throwing my coffee grounds on my grass and around all my flowers (acid loving and non) for a couple years now. ", "Our Hostas used to be eaten to stalks till I started washing out the cafftier and tipping it round them and hey presto full healthy plants. ", "Last summer I had many vegetable plants in containers and dumped coffee grounds around some of the plants occasionally. When the dogs ingest a seed or other parts of coffee plants, the toxic ingredients inside them can cause side effects with an hour or two. You say not to put the coffee grounds on tomato plants. ", "Several sites have said that caffeine is bad for plants, so in the future I plan to use only the grounds from my decaf. She a small chihuahua weights at least 6lb and is soon to turn 2 year old There are 2 ingredients that are toxic for your dogs. Add your own thoughts on the subject of this article: Hi guys, I am new to this, but I'm wondering if anyone knows if there are any spreaders that would effectively broadcast coffee grounds. A light layer of coffee grounds around hibiscus plants can keep them from being the pests' next meal. If you believe she ate more than just a tiny bit, expect to see symptoms. Use with caution. I’m assuming most gardens here are in the northern hemisphere and perhaps colder climates. They've been on this cycle for I think 3 years at least now and are very happy! One potential problem: I break up a cinnamon stick in to my grounds prior to brewing for additional flavor. Empty bags of coffee grounds in piles around your lawn. Blackbirds and thrushes have a field day. I have used it in the cracks of brick paving. "I dumpster dive behind Starbucks for garbage bags, remove the mushy buns, coffee filters and banana peels and spread the coffee grounds around the edges of my garden beds. Type Using Eggshells in the Garden into the search box at the top of this page to find our article on the subject. 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