Making Use: What to do with Coffee Grounds

Ever wonder if there was something you can do with those leftover coffee grounds after you have brewed your morning cup?  Well, here are some suggestions!  Going into gardening season, a lot of these might just come in handy!

  • Fertilize Plants- Old coffee grounds are nutrient-rich for plants that grown well in acidic soil
  • Use as a snail and slug repellant in your garden
  • Increase carrot and radish harvest by mixing your seeds with dry coffee grounds before planting.  This will also give you a better way to spread the seeds.  Anyone who has planted those little seeds before knows how hard it is to keep them all from going in one spot!
  • Keep cats from using the garden as a little box by spreading used coffee grounds and orange peels thoughout your flower beds.
  • Use as a freezer deodorizer!  Sprinkle a bowl of coffee grounds with a few drops of vanilla extract and place in freezer to get rid of smells.
  • Dye fabric, paper or Easter eggs with the grounds and hot water.
  • Keep bait worms alive longer by mixing coffee grounds into the soil before you add the worms.

4 thoughts on “Making Use: What to do with Coffee Grounds

  1. Great suggestions! I do “lasagna gardening” so my multitude of coffee grounds now can be repurposed into my composted items! Thanks for the hints.

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