Plants And Coffee Grounds

mystified_growerJune 30, 2006

I'm not sure where to post this. I suspect it's been covered before, but I don't know which forum. Actually, I wish they had a forum titled "Potted Plants," since it is different than planting in the ground. Anyway, since this is an experiment to me, thought I'd try it here.

In outdoor plants in pots and planters (not in the ground), are coffee grounds good for them? How much is too much (percentage of coffee grounds to potting soil or dirt)? Thanks for any thoughts on this.

I still think a potted plant forum would be a good one to have :)

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Have you searched through the Container Gardening Forum? A good place to ask your question.

    Bookmark   July 2, 2006 at 4:10PM
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Thanks, nadina. I was thinking of "potted plants." Never thought of "container." Sounds like you're right. :)

    Bookmark   July 4, 2006 at 12:03PM
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I make my own potting soil and I put a few tablespoons of used coffee grounds in each 10 cup batch.

We pour our coffee grounds all around the planting beds in our yard, and we drink a lot of espresso -- never had a plant react to 'too much', especially the roses.


    Bookmark   August 14, 2006 at 2:23PM
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albert_135(Sunset 2 or 3)

We've a discussion for theree years right here on the experiments forum. coffee grounds as a planting medium

    Bookmark   August 16, 2006 at 1:27PM
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