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    hey, im just wondering what you all do with your coffee grounds? can you stick them in the compost?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6F7A7777767A752C291B0 link=1252232781/0#0 date=1252232781
    hey, im just wondering what you all do with your coffee grounds? can you stick them in the compost?
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    Yes, I put mine in the compost and also my worm farm. You can also sprinkle grounds around plants where snails are a problem.

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    We break them up and put them on the roses. Dont know if it does any good, but it hasnt killed them :-/

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    Ha ! pimp the rose bush eh ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 494A59594E472B0 link=1252232781/3#3 date=1252233829
    We break them up and put them on the roses.Dont know if it does any good, but it hasnt killed them *
    From what Ive read, coffee grounds are quite alkaline and roses love alkaline soil. So, it appears that youve done the right thing.

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    Ditto from me. The roses are doing very well on the coffee grounds mulch. The quality of the pliability of the soil also improves. The Blue Wrens do not mind the smell as they still hop about chasing their meals.

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    Re: what do you do with your waste?

    Quote Originally Posted by 6368637B706D3735020 link=1252232781/5#5 date=1252240801
    Quote Originally Posted by 494A59594E472B0 link=1252232781/3#3 date=1252233829
    We break them up and put them on the roses.Dont know if it does any good, but it hasnt killed them *
    From what Ive read, coffee grounds are quite alkaline and roses love alkaline soil. So, it appears that youve done the right thing.
    Thats interesting, we were putting it on our cicads and it made them very sick :( So Ive been throwing it on the bracken up the back but its been unaffected.
    Does this mean it will also turn your hydrangas blue?

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    I was putting it on my hydrangeas when they were blooming over summer and they came ou the prettiest Purple, turned to mauve, turned to blue and then light blue. So a big thumbs up from me on the Hydrangeas.

    My worst mistake was putting them on the roses in the pot far too much - it all ended up compacting and the water couldnt work its way through, so I ended up having to dig it out and now I only put it on them thinly.

    I worked out that my grass tree definitely didnt like it, so maybe its the native shrubs in general that dont like coffee.

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    Re: what do you do with your waste?

    Wonder what would happen if you put pucks on tea plants?

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    I generlly put it on a round flast dish such as a pot plant saucer and let it dry and sit around for a week. Dont let it get moldy though.

    Then i scatter it either around the outside of my vegi patch or near the base of my coffee plants. i was tipping my espresso machine waste water over the edge of my balcony before i figured out the cycads below didnt like it much so now i tip it on the "chunky" side of my mulch patch.

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    I have read *that coffee grounds are good for making hydrangeas blue. *And also that hydrangeas require an acid soil to allow the aluminium in the soil to be made available to the plant. It is the aluminium that is necessary to produce the blue pigment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 625B454B71692E0 link=1252232781/10#10 date=1252401087
    Then i scatter it either around the outside of my vegi patch or near the base of my coffee plants.
    Putting coffee grinds on coffee plants? Isnt that how mad cow disease started? :P

    Cant wait till I get my own place, I want to start a produce garden so I have somewhere to put my grinds!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 303A3932352F22373E355B0 link=1252232781/12#12 date=1252533348
    Putting coffee grinds on coffee plants? Isnt that how mad cow disease started?
    Oh dear?!?!?!


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    Hmmm, cellulite remover and self-tanner all in one application!

    How would you explain to someone why you had big brown blotches on your thights, stomach and bum???

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    Ill try the dydrangeas, Ive been adding the crumbled pucks to mulch around my roses and have noticed a lack of snails this winter.
    If left on top of the soil the coffee congeals so it needs to be mixed in with the the soil or mulch.
    I empty the drip tray from Maria onto my pot plants and they love it!! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 263324242F2C202F410 link=1252232781/16#16 date=1252571142
    ...I empty the drip tray from Maria onto my pot plants and they love it!! ...
    I do this too! We used to get lots of aphids on our plants until I started doing this, so I secretly wonder if they may be tea drinkers, and have swarmed next door.

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    I am going to join in feeding my coffee grinds to the garden...our sand over here needs all the help it can get. Thats a good reason for me to go out and buy that knock-box I have been eyeing off...yay!...previously my coffee mess has gone in the bin but I always wondered if it could be good for the garden.

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    Re: what do you do with your waste?

    Realise that Im digging up an old thread, but just thought Id post a picture of my caffeine addicted Hydrangeas now that they are back in flower. The colour that comes through doesnt fully do it justice, but its not too far off...






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    at home I chuck em in the worm farm and at the cafe re recycle our food scraps (including coffee grinds) - in sealed containers to a local community farm and they chuck em in the compost!
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    All of mine go into the sandy impoverished soil of our rose garden, roses dont seem to mind, still plenty of aphids and the snail population seems to be thriving, I live in hope. :-/

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    Re: what do you do with your waste?

    Oh thank god, the title of the thread was very ambiguous...could have gone either way i suppose!

    Anyhoo...i throw my "waste" on the garden or in the compost!

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    Re: what do you do with your waste?

    Quote Originally Posted by 43647260780B0 link=1252232781/19#19 date=1257404517
    Realise that Im digging up an old thread, but just thought Id post a picture of my caffeine addicted Hydrangeas now that they are back in flower. *The colour that comes through doesnt fully do it justice, but its not too far off...
    a least i know i can put some of mine around our Hydras now, they have been going in the compost and soon the worm farm :)

    slugs / snails dont like it, but the worms do s

    i was also told azaleas, rhododendrons, and tomatoes like it too.
    coffee flavored roma tomatoes yummy :) ???

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    Yes I heard also great to keep the snails/slugs of plants. Ours just goes into the compost - that will change when the vege patch gets done! ;)

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    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    I noticed that *$ in NYC bag theirs up and its help yourself for your garden...

    Good thing I reckon....



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