7 Tricks to Reuse Coffee: Benefits of coffee in the garden

Hello gardeners! Today we will talk about how to reuse coffee . Have you ever stopped to think about the benefits of the coffee that you drink daily? Surely yes! But apart from the benefits it can bring to our body … Did you know that you can also use it in your garden? It is very curious. So here are 7 tips to reuse coffee , which are very simple, ecological and cheap.

1. Coffee as a compost for the garden

They can be made of several types:

1.1. Liquid manure

You only need the coffee grounds and a glass of water, it is mixed and left to rest overnight or 24 hours and can be filtered or left as is (in case it does not leak, a mixture should be made as required). water as possible, to avoid it being like a paste). This mixture can be used in two ways: if it has been filtered, the ideal thing is to apply with a spray on the leaf surface (which also has added advantages that we will see later. And whether it has been filtered or not; it is distributed on the surface off the ground and voila.

1.2. Semi-solid fertilizer

The coffee grounds and a little water are needed, stirred until a semi-solid mixture remains and then added to the substrate. It is advisable to mix it with the substrate before transplanting the plant. The quantity to be mixed must not be very large.

It is recommended depending on the crop is to pay about once or twice every two weeks. One of the benefits it has is that it is rich in Nitrogen, which is why it helps the growth and flowering of the plant. In addition, the pH varies between 6-7, so it will not acidify the soil excessively.

2. Coffee grounds for the garden: Vermiculture

The grounds of coffee are a very succulent food for the worms because as I said before have high nitrogen content among other elements, so you can also add coffee grounds or ground coffee, it is best to be in small weekly amounts. This will greatly improve the humus.

In this link you can see how to make vermicompost .

3. Add coffee to compost

Coffee, both beans and grounds, and even if it is wet, can be added to the homemade organic compost, along with the other organic remains. It will also provide a better smell to it or at least it will keep it something more pleasant and controlled.

4. Coffee with fungicidal effect

For this it is necessary the grounds or ground coffee or beans ; let it dry very well in the sun for 2 days; then it is spread around the plant, it is recommended that it is not in contact with it. Coffee is a great moisture absorber, making it a good fungicide for the most common fungal pests.

5. Fight pests with coffee

Among them the ants, snails, slugs … (mainly those that move on the ground) the ideal for this is to spread the dry ground coffee , around the plant and even at the foot of the pot, without putting it in contact with it, this it will prevent many pests from colonizing the plant. This is due, firstly, to the smell of coffee and secondly, because it acts as a physical barrier against these little visitors.

6. Keep cats away from the garden with coffee

Cats, which are very curious animals, sometimes end up spoiling the plants in our  flowerpot ; So one way to keep them from getting close to them is to spread coffee beans on the ground around the pot.

Another remedy is to use the coffee infusion together with an orange peel infusion and distribute it with a spray over the body of the pots, the soil near them and even if it is necessary to apply it on the leaves but without insisting too much.

7. Quilting with coffee

For this you need either the dry grounds or the ground coffee , it is mixed with wood shavings, and it is distributed on the surface of the pot, in this way it is avoided that in winter the roots die frozen. It is advisable to place it on a small plastic mesh in case you want to remove it after this season.

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