Anyone who wants to live ecologically and sustainably is always looking for alternative solutions in everyday life. In today’s article we would like to mention the topic of coffee grounds again. When it comes to the important gardening in May, it is hard to ignore fertilizing. Our garden and balcony plants not only need fertilizers to grow and thrive better, but also as protection against pests and weeds. Many of you have heard about the wonder drug coffee grounds and are wondering what makes them so popular and effective. Last but not least, one asks oneself: Which plants like coffee grounds and why? In general, it is said that the coffee grounds improve the quality of the soil and thus stimulate the development of some plants. The coffee grounds enrich the soil with important nutrients, such as potassium, phosphorus and nitrogen, which even slugs can repel.
Which plants like coffee grounds and why are they so popular?
The coffee grounds enrich the depleted soil after the winter months and allow many plants to grow and mature quickly and vigorously
The phosphorus contained in the coffee grounds helps with the flowering and ripening of the fruit
If you want to create a vegetable garden, you can fully rely on the alternative, ecological and free home remedy
All beloved berries like the acidic soil, the pH of which can be evenly maintained with coffee grounds
Which plants like coffee grounds and what does it do?
In our consumer society, we are used to seeing coffee grounds as a waste product. But what we usually throw away can be used for garden and balcony plants. Start picking up the coffee grounds today and letting them dry out completely on the windowsill. This process is important because if you treat your plants with wet coffee grounds, the root system of the plant can start to grow mold. All plants that need acidic garden soil can be fertilized with coffee grounds. If you overdid the coffee grounds and may have acidified the soil, you can balance the pH of the soil by adding crumbled egg shells. The cooled and dry coffee grounds are ideal for the exhausted soil after the winter months and give strength to the young plants. If the soil in your area is far too calcareous, you can put about 1 tablespoon of coffee grounds in the watering can and thus water the plants.
Simply pick up the set after drinking coffee and let it dry in the sun
All types of roses bloom magnificently if they are regularly fertilized with the remains of the coffee
Houseplants can also benefit from the good properties of coffee grounds
Although the preferences of strawberries are questionable, they show good results after using coffee grounds
You will be pleasantly surprised when you sprinkle a spoonful of coffee grounds around your rhododendron plant
All leftover coffee can be used for your balcony and garden plants
These plants love coffee grounds
If you run a garden or want to create a vegetable bed on the balcony, you should know the preferences of the plants. We’re talking about coffee grounds, which makes the soil acidic, and we’re looking for plants that will thrive in it. Almost all vegetables belong to the group of plants that you can fertilize with coffee grounds. The beloved tomatoes, carrots, all salads and also the potatoes look forward to regular additions of coffee grounds. Cranberries, blueberries and even strawberries can thrive in an acidic environment. If you’re caring for trees, know that pine, poplar, horse chestnut, and quince can also benefit from coffee fertilization. Those who are passionate about caring for roses and orchids can make even more coffee for their great flowers. We loosen up the coffee residues by hand and only sprinkle small amounts around our plants.
Don’t drink coffee? Then you can definitely ask the Italian on the corner if he would pick up the coffee grounds for you.
If you acidify the soil slightly, you can always balance the values with eggshells
You’ve never seen your hydrangea bloom like this before
If the soil in your area is too chalky, add a spoonful of coffee grounds to the irrigation water and enjoy the great results
You’re finally getting a handle on the development of your orchids – they’re growing and blooming like crazy
A spoonful of dry coffee grounds will keep the pests away from your plants
In order to be able to harvest crisp and tasty salads, fertilize them with coffee grounds
Coffee grounds as a natural fertilizer for the garden
If you are already collecting and using coffee grounds, you can throw them in the compost. In this way you improve your compost soil naturally, ecologically and completely free of charge, which you then use for your garden as usual. Anyone who uses coffee grounds as fertilizer should not be surprised that snails and vermin suddenly disappear. The plants grow faster and more vigorously and delight you with magnificent flowers. If you are one of those people who admire rhododendrons and magnolias, you can gift your backyard or garden trees and shrubs with the natural fertilizer as well.
As already mentioned, the important nutrients in coffee grounds are: potassium, phosphorus and nitrogen. The nitrogen stimulates the growth of the leaves, while the phosphorus is responsible for the formation of flowers and the ripening of the fruit. Potassium helps cell structure and promises strong and stable plants.
Coffee seems to be the remedy you can use for important processes in the development of your plants. Collect the leftovers and determine the pH of your garden soil yourself! We wish you a lot of fun in the garden and a more than successful and rewarding harvest!
Until next time!
Use your fingers to loosen the coffee grounds to allow them to dry completely and sprinkle some over your plants
All vegetables are happy about the soil enriched by coffee grounds
Would you like to get juicy and sweet lingonberries? Fertilize them with coffee grounds too!
The carrots taste wonderful if you also get some coffee
Enliven the whole garden by shaking the remains of your coffee in the garden
The compost soil can also become valuable and rich in nutrients if it absorbs the coffee grounds
Strengthen your garden plants with the all-purpose coffee grounds