watering lime with coffee seconds?
Well I see the use of coffee grounds crop up a lot in the garden experiment forum. I also know that coffee is acidic and cirtus like that.
Would it be a good or even acceptable idea to water my lime tree with water run through used coffee grounds? Would it be prudent to wait until summer growth season starts? Am I overlooking anyother things in doing this?
On another note I live in south western Indiana and the water here is very high in calcium and other scale (little or no iron though). I am on a municipal water supply and don't consider it hard. Will I have to worry about salt and Ca build up in the soil? Can I simply run water through it as has been suggested in other threads?
Quick background on this situation:
Over thanksgiving this tree dried out too much and dropped all the leaves. It has since come back to some extent and now has about a dozen leaves at least 75% full grown. It was started from seed about 2 years ago, potted in an 8" terracotta pot, and stands about 18 inches tall. The last time I have added any fertilizer -- AP miracle-gro -- was mid-July. I would say at this point the tree has zero in the way of reserve energy.