Although it seems hard to believe, coffee is the perfect ally of some garden activities. And when we say coffee we refer especially to coffee grounds. See how coffee grounds help you in the garden:
Add coffee grounds into compost – coffee can be successfully added to compost preparation. This provides essential nutrients like phosphorus, potassium and magnesium for the soil.
Roses love coffee. Coffee is the “secret weapon” of experienced rose breeders. Coffee helps roses to grow rapidly and to have multiples fluorescence. Obviously boiled coffee or coffee tea (a coffee spoon boiled in a liter of water or coffee grounds placed at the roses root). Coffee enriches the soil with nitrogen (in small quantities) and gives a neutral pH. Also draws earthworms which aerates soil and helps fighting bacteria existing in soil.
Stimulates carrots growth and helps to boost carrots crops. Before sowing carrots, mix their seeds with ground coffee then resemble carrots in the garden. Will sprout quickly and you’ll get a rich carrot crop.
Keep pests away from the garden. Ants and snails can attack the vegetable garden. But you can keep them away if you place near the mound or plants small amounts of coffee grounds.
Prevent plant infection with fungi. Coffee – coffee tea or coffee grounds prevents plant fungi infections but especially their roots and stems. You have to add a layer of compost with coffee or, occasionally, to sprinkle coffee grounds at the base of plants.
Put coffee grounds to all plants that need a slightly acid or neutral soil. In addition use coffee grounds or tea to stimulate flowering of all perennials plants.