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Coffee grounds & egg shells

Coffee grounds & egg shells
Posted by Keith McConnaughhay from North Central I on 2010-04-23 06:55:00

What are the pros and cons of using coffee grounds and egg shells in the garden and what plants can benefit from using them? Thanks!
  • Lots of good additive
    Posted by Diane from CT on 2010-05-04 02:48:00

    I don't know about egg shells, but you can use coffee grounds sparingly to add nitrogen to the soil. I mix it in a wheelbarrel with compost and other materials that I use to side dress my plants about every other week. If you compost, you can add it the pile, but don't use to much.
    • reply
      Posted by Josh from Pa on 2010-12-09 11:21:00

      Egg Shells: Unless you are feeding a Army or have a Diner, you can put all your egg shells and coffee grounds in the compost pile. As a matter of fact, if it isn't grease meat or bones, you can most likely put it in there too. It does however, help if it is reduced in size like crushing egg shells, peanut hulls etc. in order to speed up the composting process
      • Egg shells
        Posted by Kitty from CA on 2012-04-05 02:22:00

        Finely crushed eggshells can be scattered around plants to discourage snails and slugs who dislike the sharp edges of the shells.
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