I just started gardening, and I heard somewhere that you can use coffee in garden soil. Is that true? What are the benefits?
Julia Douglass, Baton Rouge
Using coffee grounds in your garden is an excellent idea because it will act as a fertilizer for your plants! Although new grounds will work, using those leftover coffee grounds you would otherwise throw away is even better. Just sprinkle the grounds in an even layer around your plants.
There are tons of benefits to using coffee grounds (other than getting rid of that old coffee). Coffee grounds can help attract earthworms, which are perfect for your garden, and keep away pests, as well as help with water retention and drainage and soil aeration. You can even use them for composting. For detailed information on the benefits of coffee grounds in gardens, you can check our full article here:https://www.tipsbulletin.com/11-ways-to-use-coffee-grounds/
If you decide to use coffee, you also want to take into consideration the pH of your soil. For more acidic soil (some plants love that), use unwashed grounds to drop your soil’s pH. If you don’t want acidic soil, use washed grounds.