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Topic: Flowers & Ornamental Plants
Posted by MARTIN (MBILOW6136@AOL.COM) from ILLINOIS on 2007-07-07 09:53:00
ANY COMMENTS ON THIS STATEMENTS?
Coffee Grounds and PlantsI've read most of the postings on this subject but I would like to know how to know whether a plant likes acidic soil or not? If I give the grounds to plants that don't like grounds, will it hurt them?
Posted by Cynthia A. Cunningham (firstname.lastname@example.org) from Reno, NV on 2007-08-16 06:44:00
Coffee groundsUsed coffee grounds are good as part of the overall mix of organic matter you shold be putting in your soil but they should not be the only addition.
Posted by KimmSr from MI-4a/5b on 2007-07-20 08:42:00
Used coffee grounds can be a fairly good source of Nitrogen, potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, and sulfur. Used coffeee grounds, unless you add tons, will not significantly affect your soils pH either.
Coffee GrindsCoffee is a great soil admendment. It will acidify your soil however, so use it near acid lovers only.
Posted by Rusty from LA. Zone 8 on 2007-07-15 11:05:00
coffee groundsYes, coffee grounds are good for a lot of flowering plants. You can also add to the top soil after plants are established and mix in with the dirt. Gives the plants a little perk. :-)
Posted by Debbie from TX on 2007-07-12 05:22:00
coffee groundsI am so glad to hear that coffee grounds are good. We use a lot of coffee at our home and I now I can put some on the plants rather than filling the garbage bad.
Posted by Beverly Weaver from New York State on 2007-07-14 05:32:00
Coffee groundsI've heard that coffee grounds are good for strawberries.
Posted by Pamela Jones from IN on 2007-07-08 12:51:00
coffee groundI know for a fact that this is true.... roses and many other flowers do very well with the use of coffee grounds ---don't forget to dead head!
Posted by carolyn from Montana on 2007-07-08 03:01:00
coffee groundsI read 3 cups of used coffee grounds on an azalea bush will perk it up. As the other person stated only on plants that are acidic.
Posted by Frances from Mississippi on 2007-07-22 09:12:00