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one way to put those used grounds is in your garden.

Coffee grounds are loaded with phosphorous, potassium, magnesium and copper. They’re a tad acidic and as they degrade they release nitrogen which makes for especially rich compost

Coffee grounds are great in the compost.

Coffee grounds can help lower the pH in your soil which roses love. Mix 1 cup of grounds in 1 gallon of water, and water the roses. This method helps distribute the grounds evenly and get the nutrients to the roots. Distribute coffee grounds around plants.

Coffee is high in nitrogen, which stimulates growth in all your plants. It is also acidic, which makes it particularly good for plants such as azaleas, rhododendrons, and hydrangeas.Coffee grounds are approximately 1.45 percent nitrogen. They also contain magnesium, calcium, potassium, and other trace minerals.

Coffee grounds make great fertilizer because they contain several key nutrients required for plant growth. They can also help attract worms and decrease the concentrations of heavy metals in the soil.

For Larger flower Blooms Coffee grounds are highly acidic, so spread them generously over the flower beds of acid loving plants, such as azaleas, rhododendrons, and Hydrangeas, for larger blooms! for other uses of ground coffee, you can

for snow and ice use as a De icer. Coffee grounds can be used on a newly shoveled sidewalk in the depths of winter. The acidity of the coffee will prevent it from freezing until temperatures are a little lower and will help melt some of the ice. The coarse texture of coffee grounds also allows them to add some traction value on ice.

GROWING MUSHROOMS ON COFFEE GROUNDS While garden plants love coffee grounds, they’re not the only ones eager to eat up your coffee waste. Oyster mushrooms are incredibly versatile, and they’ve grown on a variety of substrates…including used coffee grounds!

Repel Insects and Pests

Certain compounds found in coffee, such caffeine and the oils from the coffee ground, can be highly toxic to insects Because of this, you can use coffee grounds to repel bugs. They are effective at deterring mosquitos, fruit flies and beetles, and they may help keep other pests away too To use coffee grounds as an insect and pest repellent, simply set out bowls of grounds or sprinkle them around outdoor seating areas. You can also keep pests out of your garden by scattering coffee grounds around your plants. They help create a barrier that slugs and snails do not like to crawl over.

A variety of bugs don’t like the intense acids and aromas of coffee grounds, even when they’ve been used to brew.

Meat rub

Coffee can be found in everything from barbecue sauces to chocolate desserts. But coffee grounds also have a natural smoky flavor when used as a meat rub for meats like brisket, ribs, or even a tender cut of steak. This is a really great way to extend the value of very expensive coffee grounds because you can tailor the meat to the actual flavor of the coffee. One great added benefit is that the acid will break down the meat and tenderize it

Tenderize Meat

Add a tablespoon of fresh coffee grounds to your favorite meat marinade. The coffee will help tenderize the meat and give it a mild smoky flavor.

stain furniture

Coffee grounds can add a little lustrous darkening to anything you want stained. That includes wood, for which coffee grounds can add some affordable but deep dark staining. You can either mix it in with water for a thin paint, or you can rub it in and let it sit for an hour or so before cleaning it off for a more natural look. Repair Scratched Furniture To disguise a small scratch or scuff mark on your furniture, mix 1 tablespoon of coffee grounds with 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Apply the mixture with a cotton swab or cotton ball, then wipe dry. Deter Cats From Your Garden Mix used coffee grounds with chopped orange peels and sprinkle the mixture liberally around your garden and flowerbeds. The scent of coffee grounds and citrus will help deter your cat (and those around the neighborhood) from using your garden as their own private litter box.

if your not a coffee drinker ask your local coffee shop if you can have any used grounds.

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Diana Rey
Diana Rey
Feb 10, 2022

Good article, very informative! I will be saving coffee grinds for sure Thank you Rita!


Joe Rey
Joe Rey
Feb 09, 2022

A Great Life Hack Indeed! Thanks Ritas Universe!

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