Do not throw away the coffee ground, do as Granny did and throw it to the plants. For best results use organic coffee, especially if you use coffee ground for fruits and vegetables you grow. You can also use coffee ground in your compost for nutrient soil.
Coffee ground is used as fertilizer and pesticide:
– Fertilizer: Betters the texture and fertility of the soil, and attracts earthworms. It is a little bit acidic and creates a natural acidic form of bacteria, which boosts the growth of acid-loving plants like tomatoes, roses, blueberries and evergreens. Is also filled with nitrogen, which especially tomato plants likes, an important mineral that helps vegetables and plants to grow.
– Pesticide: Scares away vegetable and flower eating slugs and snails.
How to use it:
– Lay coffee ground on the soil just before watering. Avoid to use fermented grounds. if you use organic filters, you can also throw the filter with the coffee ground.
– You can use coffee ground in composts.
– To balance the pH in soils that needs a pH between 3.0 and 5.0
– You can use coffee ground with water, mix some coffee ground in water, let stay for two days and water the plants.
Boiled coffee ground contains less benefits, but is still usable.