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17/03/2013 at 19:53
17/03/2013 at 19:59
For, against or just a question????
17/03/2013 at 20:02
Just a question is it safe to use and if so how to use it
17/03/2013 at 20:05

Some use it as a slug deterrent

17/03/2013 at 20:52

Hi, Philip. There's a fascinating adricle about coffee grounds in Green Planet. Here's a link,

Coffee grunds are good for the garden. They can be dried out and sprinkled on the soil or mixed with water to make a liquid fertiliser.

18/03/2013 at 07:30

I put mine into the compost bin

18/03/2013 at 09:15
So do I. But a friend dries hers out in the bottom of the Rayburn and uses them as a slug deterrent. I don't think it's very effective.
18/03/2013 at 18:06

interesting link Gardening Grandma, my son can get hold of the granules from the canteen where he works i have put some in my compost bin, but do like the idea of making a lyquid feed , shall also give it a go with egg shells as a slug deterrent 

18/03/2013 at 18:11
I don't think it deters slugs either.
I put it in the compost heap because that's where everything goes.
18/03/2013 at 18:13

and if you go along to your local coffee shop and ask them nicely they will give you all the spent coffee grounds that you might want ,just tell them it's to keep slugs off your veggies .


18/03/2013 at 19:02

Clogherhead, that idea really appeals to the recycling addict in me. Think I'll try my sister-in-law's cafe when I go there for fat club. That's where we weigh, moan about how we haven't dieted and then eat cake and drink coffee. My kind of dieting! Tea leaves are also good for the garden, so I'll ask her for the used tea bags as well, despite the indestructible nature of the bags.

18/03/2013 at 19:09

the teabags will rot down in your compost bin ,does your sister in-law not brew tea the old fashioned way there's a tea / coffee shop in Drogheda that do this ,no little tea pots for one.


18/03/2013 at 19:32

They don't rot very fast, Derek, and I tend to have to break them open when I dig on compost. Back to coffee, it has to be good to use them for compost because coffee grounds block the drains of you try to rinse them away, I find.

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